John Coupland Hospital

John Coupland Hospital
Ropery Road
DN21 2TJ


01427 816500

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has cancelled outpatient appointments with immediate effect.

LCHS is working hard with other NHS healthcare providers to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to protect our patients and staff from becoming seriously ill.

Therefore, we have decided to suspend all non-urgent outpatient appointments. We are asking patients not to attend outpatient appointments unless we have contacted you directly. The Trust is conducting some outpatient appointments by telephone or video calling and we will contact these patients individually.

Appointments will be rearranged in the future when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.


Community Hospital visiting changes from 1 July

From Wednesday July 1, family and friends will be able to visit their loved ones in hospital by making an appointment.

To make an appointment, please contact the ward clerk at the relevant Community Hospital:

  • County Hospital, Louth – please call Carlton Ward on 01507 600 100 ext 1345 or 1311
  • John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough – please call 01427 816500
  • Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding – please call 01775 652 000 and ask for the Welland Ward clerk
  • Skegness Hospital – please call 01754 762401 and ask for the Gloucester Ward or Scarborough Ward clerk.

To help minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus, visitors are reminded to:

  • wash their hands on arrival to the hospital entrance using hand sanitiser provided
  • follow all temporary floor markings to safely guide them around the hospital site
  • remain behind any screens to protect patients and visitors 
  • follow social distancing guidelines to maintain at least 2 metres between them and patients, visitors and nursing staff
  • remove their face covering on leaving the hospital  and dispose of it safely using the bins provided.
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 injury unit.

For more information about our Minor Injury Unit please click here.


Car Parking

Car parking is free at John Coupland Hospital.

Click for Accessibility information

Date last modified 27/08/2020