John Coupland Hospital

The John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough, provides a number of services to the local community.

John Coupland

John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2TJ

 Telephone: 01427 816 500

 CQC Inspection Report for John Coupland Hospital

Outpatients Department

The outpatients department provides a wide range of services including:

  • Outpatient clinics that are managed by consultants and registered nurses
  • Phlebotomy clinics (collection of blood supplies)
  • Anticoagulant service (INR Service) - provides a monitoring service for patients on warfarin, a drug to inhibit blood clots
  • Minor surgery

The outpatient staff work with a wide range of specialties including:

  • General surgery
  • General medicine (treatment for diseases such as asthma, diabetes and arthritis)
  • Gynaecology  (dealing with the health of the female reproductive system)
  • Orthopaedics  (injuries and diseases to bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments)
  • Ophthalmology  (eye problems)
  • Urology  (male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs)
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Orthodontics (dentistry)

Referral to outpatients is via Choose & Book.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 5.30pm

Scotter Ward

Scotter Ward is a nurse led unit with 23 beds.  The patients cared for on the ward are aged 18 and above. 

Patients may be transferred from an acute hospital because they need a longer stay in hospital to recuperate, from an operation for example, or if they require intensive rehabilitation services. They could also come direct from their home if they are medically stable.  Care is also provided on the ward to patients with end of life needs.

A range of staff provide care on the ward including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and other specialist nurses.  Medical cover is provided by GPs and there are also well established links with other medical professionals. 

Patients are admitted via the contact centre and can be referred by a GP, nurse practitioner, district nurses, specialist nurses, acute hospital staff and the minor injuries unit. 

 Visiting times for Scotter Ward are 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. 

Surgical Daycare Unit / Theatre

This seven bedded unit provides a range of options for patients undergoing daycare surgery.  It also provides tests and investigations to accurately diagnose illnesses and diseases.

The unit works with the theatre suite and the pre-operative care service to deliver high quality patient-focused care from admission assessment to discharge.  This includes:

  • Orthopaedic surgery (injuries and diseases to bones, muscles, ligaments)
  • Gynaecology (female reproductive system)
  • Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum—the first part of the small intestine) 
  • Hernia operations under local anaesthetic

Referrals can be made through Choose & Book and are also accepted from GPs and acute hospitals.

The following booklet contains useful information and advice for patients coming in for a procedure under general, regional/local anaesthetic or sedation. The Surgical DayCare Unit has a small friendly team of staff who will care for you before, during and after your procedure. We all hope to make your stay with us as comfortable, relaxed and as pleasant as possible.

 John Coupland Hospital - Surgical Daycare Unit Welcome Leaflet 

Minor Injuries Unit

The minor injuries unit offers fast and modern healthcare to people at a time which suits them.  The unit will treat people with minor injuries and illness e.g. sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. The minor injuries unit is a nurse led unit and there is no doctor available on site.

You can self-refer to the minor injuries unit.  Referrals are also accepted from the ambulance service and Out of Hours Service. No appointment is necessary.

Please note that the minor injuries unit will not treat patients with more serious medical conditions or major injuries.  Patients should go to their local Accident & Emergency department or dial 999.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm with free parking

 Telephone: 01427 816 502

Blood Testing (Phlebotomy)

A blood testing service is available at the hospital and offers a drop in clinic starting at 7.30am, 5 mornings per week.  The clinic is also open on Wednesday afternoons.  Warfarin (a drug to inhibit blood clots) clinics are also held. 

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross are on site to offer equipment loans, they also have a shop where you can purchase equipment.

 British Red Cross

Car Parking

Car Parking is free at John Coupland Hospital.

Ropery Road
DN21 2TJ