nhs200204_0606-scaled.jpg

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding care. Listening and leading. Working together.

Who are we?

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust runs two acute hospitals, community services, 13 community hospitals, mental health and learning disability services, and a quarter of Somerset's GP practices across the county of Somerset. Formed through two strategic mergers, with our most recent being with Yeovil District Hospital April 2023, we are now one of the largest UK NHS providers.

Peter Lewis, our chief executive, said: “We have created one trust because we want to provide better care for our patients and ensure that everyone in the county enjoys consistent access to high quality services irrespective of where they live. Working as one organisation, and therefore eliminating organisational boundaries, puts us in a better position to support people to stay well, give equal priority to mental and physical health, deliver services in the most appropriate setting, help us to further improve care for our patients and service users, and make better use of our resources.

Through these mergers, and our partnerships within the SWPC, we’re able to make our services more consistent and accessible. We have over 13,000 colleagues who deliver or support our patient services. They work in a huge array of roles, from nurses to therapists, doctors, researchers, scientists, porters, cleaners, kitchen staff, accountants, receptionists, and more.

Our vision is to be an organisation that gets it right for our patients, carers, colleagues and communities through an inclusive culture of partnership, learning and continuous improvement.

Where are we?

We offer a wide range of services, including Somerset’s Rapid Response service which cares for patients in their homes during periods of crisis. Additionally, we have 13 community hospitals offering 190 inpatient beds, outpatient and diagnostic services, and 7 Minor Injuries Units. We also have Wessex House in Bridgwater where we provide inpatient care for young people, and Ash Ward is our 12-bed, low secure inpatient rehabilitation and recovery unit for male adults with mental health difficulties.

Get in touch with the team.

Our latest roles

Showing our latest 5 vacancies.

Rapid Response Occupational Therapist

Bridgwater

Read more

Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Bridgwater

Read more

Integrated administrator

Bridgwater

Read more

Community Forensic Mental Health Professional

Bridgwater

Read more

Occupational Therapist - Willow Ward

Bridgwater

Read more
See all our current vacancies

Regions we cover

  • Shauna.png

    The apprenticeship that the Priory offer is for all staff — they give everyone an equal opportunity.

    Read my story
  • Amy.png

    There's a really nice, community vibe. Everyone's very friendly. Everyone knows each other, and we all really work together and support each other.

    Read my story
  • Amber.jpg

    One of the great things working for Elysium is seeing not only myself but other healthcare workers that I've worked with move into different roles.

    Read my story
  • Paul.png

    In my spare time, I really like to get out on my bike. The South West is a great place for cycling.

    Read my story
  • Alison.png

    The most rewarding part of my job is working with the patients — being on that ground level with them is a privilege.

    Read my story
  • Laura.png

    I've never worked anywhere where we are given so much support in identifying goals and training that helps inform our practice here.

    Read my story
  • Anne.png

    What I find most rewarding about my role is seeing the difference that we can make to individuals.

    Read my story
  • Sarah.png

    We have this culture of continuous improvement, so the people that come and work for us and work with us are people who have a passion to improve what we’re doing.

    Read my story
  • Emily.png

    My favourite place to visit on my days off is probably the smaller towns in Cornwall, the coves and the beaches. I spend my days off with my children and our animals.

    Read my story
  • Ines_-_Elysium.png

    I started as a Housekeeping Supervisor and have had loads of support to develop through to my role as an Occupational Healthcare Assistant!

    Read my story

Our current vacancies

Rapid Response Occupational Therapist

Bridgwater

Read more

Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Bridgwater

Read more

Integrated administrator

Bridgwater

Read more

Community Forensic Mental Health Professional

Bridgwater

Read more
See all our current vacancies

Provider Partners

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}

  • {slider:heading}

    {slider:sub_heading}