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Inpatient beds at Wellington Community Hospital set to re-open

Inpatient beds at Wellington Community Hospital are set to re-open Credit: ITV News

Inpatient beds at Wellington Community Hospital are set to re-open in the new year.

The beds have been closed since August. The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has said it will need to keep staffing levels there under review as it heads into a busy winter.

The reopening has been welcomed by a number of local people.

It caters for people who are local, which is absolutely essential. Their families live here, they are around here and they don't have the disruption of being taken away from an environment they know.

It can only be a good thing for them, their families and the health service in the long-term.

– Councillor Gary James, Mayor of Wellington