Ludlow Community Hospital

Summary of services provided at this hospital

Ludlow Community Hospital is a two ward, 40-bed hospital in southwest Shropshire. The hospital provides in-patient services for patients who need hospital care but do not need admission into an acute (main) hospital.

The hospital also has a maternity unit, minor injuries unit, physiotherapy and out-patient department offering a variety of child and adult clinics.

ludlow outside

Specific services offered

  • Audiology (hearing services)
  • Maternity (outreach from Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)
  • Minor Injuries
  • Monthly Intravenous Bisphosphanates (used to treat osteoporosis and similar bone diseases)
  • Outpatient department (offering adult and child clinics)
  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Renal dialysis
  • Speech and language therapy
  • X-Rays

Physiotherapy department

Specialist physiotherapy assessments, advice and treatment to help restore movement and function, are provided for patients with the following conditions:

  • Continence problems (women)
  • Musculo-skeletal dysfunction
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis (adults only)
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spine and peripheral joint pain

Opening Hours Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30

Patients are referred by their GP, via the Triage service and from consultants based at the acute hospitals. Please be aware that this is not provided for children with neurological conditions or patients who are housebound.

The people we see

The hospital provides care for patients who have been transferred from an acute hospital for:

  • Out-patient services for children and adults
  • Palliative care
  • Recovery following an operation
  • Rehabilitation

Patient referral process

Local GPs may admit patients into in-patient and out-patient services. Out-patient care can be accessed via Choose and Book or Advanced Primary Care Services (APCS).

Patients can also be transferred from acute hospitals for rehabilitation prior to returning home.

What to bring with you to a clinic or overnight hospital stay

  • Appointment cards
  • Footwear
  • Hearing aids
  • Glasses
  • Medication
  • Mobility aids
  • Nightware
  • Toiletries
  • Urine samples (if requested)

Information for patients and visitors


Patient health, safety and wellbeing

Please help us to protect our patients. If you have any symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, raised temperature, headache or aching limbs, please do not visit the hospital until you have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.

Please ensure you use the hand gel provided on entering and leaving wards and departments.


Visitors information

Information leaflets are available on a stand at the entrance of the hospital.

Visiting times

Daily visiting times (including weekends) are:

  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • 18:15 - 20:00


Free car parking is available for visitors.


Meals and catering

All meals are prepared on site with menus available on each ward. Special dietary requirements are catered for.

In-patients will receive nutritional assessments when they are admitted and a weekly visit from a dietician.


  • Breakfast: 08:00
  • Lunch: 12:00
  • Tea: 17:30

Protected mealtimes

The hospital has protected mealtimes that protect patients from unnecessary and avoidable interruptions. This helps to enable our staff to provide patients with support and assistance with meals - placing the patients' mealtimes as a priority in their day.

Please be aware that visitors should avoid visiting friends and relatives during these times.


Single sex accommodation

The patient wards are same-sex accommodation including bathrooms.

Services we do not offer

  • Ludlow Hospital has a Minor Injury Unit, however this is not a 24-hour Minor Injuries Unit

Frequently asked questions

Is your Minor Injuries Unit open 24 hours?

Please be aware that the minor injury unit is not open 24 hours (hours of operation are provided in the 'MIU information' box)

When are the hospital visiting times?

Monday to Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 and 18:15 - 20:00.

Where is the nearest pharmacy?

Pharmacies nearby are:

Lloyds Pharmacy
1-2 Upper Galdeford
Telephone: 01584 872230

Murray Cg and Son
49 Bull Ring
Telephone: 01584 872910

Boots UK Ltd
34 Bull Ring
Telephone: 01584 872548


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Ludlow Community Hospital

Tel: 01584 872201
Fax: 01584 871100

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MIU information

Ludlow MIU

Ludlow Community Hospital
Gravel Hill

Tel: 01584 872201
Fax: 01584 871137

Email Ludlow MIU

Opening Times
Day Open - Close
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Where are we?

  • Ludlow Community Hospital
    Gravel Hill
    SY8 1QX

Ludlow Community Hospital Map

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This page, "Ludlow Community Hospital", was printed from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Web site at, on Thursday 21 August 2014.