Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.


Share Your Feedback

Tell us what you think about your hospital care

We encourage our patients to give their opinion on the service they received at King’s Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark hospitals through the NHS England initiative Friends and Family Test.

The test gives patients the opportunity to provide feedback on care and treatment and asks one question: “How likely is it that you would recommend this service to a friend or your family?”

Seeking and acting on patient feedback is key to improving the quality of our healthcare services and putting patients at the centre of what we do.

Please click on the link below to give your views on services received in the Accident and Emergency Department, Maternity, wards and outpatient clinics, as well as children’s and urology outreach services.

You can also complete a test for the Emergency Department via a text message alert.

Enhancing people’s experience of the Trust’s services is a key goal of the organisation’s improvement initiatives, and the Friends and Family test plays an important role in assessing expectations, experience and satisfaction.

If you would like any help or advice please contact our Patient Experience Team:

Write to:

Patient Experience Team,
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
King's Mill Hospital,
Mansfield Road,
NG17 4JL

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Call us:

King's Mill Hospital:  01623 672222
Newark Hospital:  01636 685692