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.

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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

The patient wards are single sex accommodation including bathrooms.

Visiting times:

  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • 18:15 - 20:00

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

Meal times:

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

The hospital has protected mealtimes during which visits are not allowed.

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

Please help us to protect our patients. If you have any symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, raised temperature, headache and 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.

Free car parking is available for visitors.

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

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?

No, the Minor In juries Unit is open Monday to Sunday, 08:00 - 20:00

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
    Gravel Hill
    SY8 1QX

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This page, "Ludlow Community Hospital", was printed from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Web site at, on Saturday 19 April 2014.