Weston Area Health Trust provides acute services for a 200,000 local population and 2.5million summer visitors at the Weston General Hospital (WGH). The current hospital building opened in 1986 and has been expanded since, including a dedicated education building. The hospital has 259 beds and employs 2000 staff. WGH provides general surgical and medical facilities. Close professional links exist with neighbouring Trusts in Bristol. Trainees have access to the hospital mortuary as well as the public mortuary in Flax Bourton for autopsy training. There are close links with the University of Bristol with opportunities in research and teaching (medical students and junior doctors).

Work Load

  • Surgical specimens per year – 7,000
  • Non-cervical cytology specimens per year – 1,929
  • Number of one stop clinics – 4 (three breast and one haematuria)
  • MDMs per month – 24
  • Autopsies per year – 59

Consultants

  • Dr. R Daly (respiratory, gynaecological and skin pathology)
  • Dr. G Mitsopoulos (breast and urological pathology)
  • Dr. E Sheffield (cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, endocrine and autopsy pathology)

Educational Supervisors

  • Dr. R Daly (Specialty Tutor)

Trainees and Posts

  • ST2-5 – 1 (1b banding, subject to yearly review)

Facilities

  • Personal work space
  • Personal computer
  • Personal microscope
  • Internet access
  • Text books and journals
  • Library access with Athens

 Educational Programme

  • North Somerset Academy Educational Events
  • Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Training School FRCPath study days (Severn and Peninsula)