Bishop's Castle Community Hospital

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

GPs should contact the hospital directly to discuss referrals they would like to make.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Community Hospitals and Health Centres

Types of patients regularly seen

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.

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

Patients not seen by this service

The following services are not available at Bishop's Castle Community Hospital:

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