Bishop's Castle Community Hospital

Summary of services provided at this hospital

Bishop's Castle Community Hospital is a small 16-bed hospital in southwest Shropshire.

It has a garden room extension and exemplary palliative care suite that has received local, regional and even national recognition.

Bishop's Castle Community Hospital - front entrance

Specific services offered

Outpatient services include:

  • Audiology
  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy

The people we see

The hospital provides care for local patients who do not need to be admitted to an acute hospital, or have been transferred from an acute hospital for rehabilitation or recovery following an operation, or who need palliative care.

Patient referral process

Local GPs may admit patients into inpatient and outpatient services. Patients can also be transferred from acute hospitals for rehabilitation before returning home.

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

  • Footwear
  • Hearing aid and glasses
  • Medication
  • Mobility aids
  • Nightwear
  • Toiletries
Bishop's Castle Community Hospital - palliative care

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

Hospital visiting times are 10.00am - 8.00pm. Visiting outside of these hours is by arrangement with the nurse in charge.



The hospital has free, yet limited parking for visitors.


Meals and catering

Bishop's Castle Hospital offers in-patients a choice of traditional food provided by the adjacent Coverage Care residential home. Special diets are catered for on request.


  • Breakfast: 08.00
  • Lunch: 12.30
  • 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.


Single sex accommodation

The patient wards are same-sex accommodation with bathrooms.

Services we do not offer

  • Blood tests
  • Chemotherapy
  • Daily I.V. antibiotics (antibiotics through veins)
  • Family planning
  • Health 'MOT' clinics
  • Smoking cessation clinic
  • Weight loss programme

Frequently asked questions

When are hospital visiting times?

These are flexible by arrangement with the nurse in charge.

Where is the nearest pharmacy?

Bishop's Castle Pharmacy
Church Street
Bishop's Castle
Tel: 01588 638408


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