Lydney and District Hospital

Lydney and District Hospital


Grove Rd



GL15 5JE


0300 421 8722


Kate Harper


Important information

This hospital will be closing when the new Forest of Dean Community Hospital opens in May 2024. Services at the new hospital will include a Minor Injury and Illness Unit, X-ray and Ultrasound, Inpatient ward, and therapies. The new hospital will be located in Steam Mills, Cinderford, and we will update out website with full details of how to access the new hospital in due course. 

The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient services, a minor injuries unit, x-ray and ultrasound services, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.


Our department offers a friendly and experienced nursing and administration team which runs and supports clinics each day for the local community. The frequency of individual clinics will vary depending on demand.

Diagnostic facilities

The x-ray department is staffed by dedicated radiographers and is open from 9am to 5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The x-ray department supports  the wards, minor injuries unit and outpatients clinics as  required. It is also available for appointments –  please note that these can not be booked by members of the public.

Contact details – X-Ray: 0300 421 8696

Therapists at the hospital

There are occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams based at the hospital, working with inpatients and outpatients.

Visitor information

Visiting times for inpatients

Visiting is between 11am to 8pm. If you need to visit at a different time, please speak to the ward manager prior to your visit and they will help make suitable arrangements.

Information for inpatients

We aim to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns during your stay or visit please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the ward team.

Meal times The catering department provides choices for patients with specific dietary, religious and ethnic needs. If you have special dietary requirements please let the nursing team know when you are admitted.

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Lunch 12.30pm
  • Supper 5pm

Drinks and biscuits are brought round morning and afternoon and hot drinks and snacks are provided in the evening, after supper. Water is available at all times and will be brought to you.

Additional information Patients who are rehabilitating will be encouraged to get dressed so we would advise you to bring clothes that can be put on easily, such as track-suit or jogging bottoms or skirts with elasticated waistbands.

Storage space for personal property is limited, so it is helpful if this is kept to a minimum. We are unable to wash patients clothing and will leave this for relatives to take home. Anything that is soiled will be clearly labelled.

We know that family and friends may want to bring in treats for patients. We do not have space to store patients’ own food in our refrigerator, so please speak to a member of staff before bringing items which need chilling.

Religious and spiritual needs Please talk to the ward staff about any religious or spiritual requirements. You may also wish to inform your own religious or spiritual leader that you are coming into hospital.

The Friends of Lydney Hospital

The Friends of Lydney Hospital support the hospital by fundraising and supporting new projects. Find out more here>