Somerset Surgical Services

Providing the very best in NHS healthcare for patients living within South West England

 

Somerset Surgical Services (SSS) is an independent provider of NHS care sharing the facilities of Weston General Hospital.   Our team dedicates itself to providing knowledgeable patient services with excellence of care and compassion in a timely manner.

Somerset Surgical Services shares the income generated with Weston Area Health Trust making a significant contribution to sustaining local NHS services.

High quality care

All of our Surgeons hold a substantive NHS post and are registered with the General Medical Council. Our clinical team are all specialists in their field of practice and pride themselves on delivering first class patient care. 

We aim to provide short waiting times for outpatient appointments and theatre procedures and have regularly maintained excellent RTT (referral-to-treatment) performance against National standards. Advanced surgical procedures and bespoke treatment plans allow streamline management of care pathways which are co-ordinated by designated administrators.

Facilities and locations 

SSS deliver outpatient services from Weston General Hospital and for some specialties, The Marina Healthcare Centre, Portishead. All surgery is undertaken in the theatres within Weston General Hospital; these fully equipped facilities allow us to provide excellent clinical care throughout the treatment pathway. We have full access to the immediate on-site back up of Intensive Care and High Dependency Units provided at Weston General Hospital. 

Full range of treatments

SSS works in collaboration with Weston Area Health Trust to provide services which complement and enhance those already available. Using a patient centred approach, we offer a wide range of surgical and medical treatments which are not routinely offered at Weston General Hospital, including:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Plastic Surgery (including funded skin lesions)
  • Specialist Foot and Ankle Service
  • Specialist Hand and Wrist Service
  • Orthopaedic Hip and Knee service
  • Oral-Maxillofacial Service

For further information about our surgeons and specialties, please visit http://www.somersetsurgicalservices.co.uk/ 

 

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Somerset Surgical Services works under an Any Qualified Provider contract with local CCGs. SSS is registered with the Care Quality Commission who regulates the services we provide. Clinical governance, first-class care and patient satisfaction feedback are key components of our service delivery.

We are pleased to announce that our latest CQC rating from our July and December 2016 inspections achieved ‘good’ in all areas. To review the inspection report please visit our website. 

The Somerset Surgical Services Team

Our team have an office based within Weston General Hospital and are on-hand to deal with any queries that may arise. We recognise that medical terms can be a barrier to patients and aim to answer all questions in a friendly and approachable manner, understanding that coming into hospital can be an anxious time.

To contact a member of our team, please dial the main hospital switchboard on 01934 636363 and ask for the following extension:

Michael Radford                              Managing Director & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Kim Webb                 (x5573)           Operations Manager                

Nicole Young             (x5577)           Development Manager                                  

Sr. Chris Chell           (x5573)           Clinical Nurse Lead                            

Anni Hewitt               (x5575)           Medical Secretary                             

Kate Osborne            (x5570)           Administrator for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Caroline Marsh          (x5571)           Administrator for Ophthalmology

Julie Jones                (x5574)           Administrator for Plastic Surgery & Hand and Wrist

Ella Hannaford          (x5576)           Administrator for Spinal Surgery

Rachel Lomax           (x5578)           Administrator for Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery

Joe Beddington         (x5579)           Business Administration Apprentice

Your choice 

When you need planned surgical or medical treatment on the NHS, you can choose which consultant or provider will deliver your care. If you would like for us to be your choice, please speak to your General Practitioner.

Further information

For further information about Somerset Surgical Services please telephone our office on 01934 881333 or 01934 881134 or visit our website.

 

Somerset Surgical Services

Weston General Hospital

Grange Road

Uphill

Weston-super-Mare

Somerset

BS23 4TQ