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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Community Hospitals

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

How does a GP refer in to this service?

GPs should review the referral process for each specific hospital - using the appropriate link on the right of this page.

Types of patients regularly seen

The Trust runs services for both in-patients and out-patients in the four community hospitals it runs across the county. These are in Bishop's Castle, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch. It also runs a range of services from other key centres across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire County, including the new Oswestry Health Centre.

In-patients are generally referred into our hospitals as they need specialist nursing and rehabilitation care before going back home. The in-patients that we treat in our hospitals do not need main (acute) hospital care.

Out-patient clinics run from various locations and cover a whole range of different specialities.

Patients not seen by this service

The Trust generally does not see patients who require main (acute) hospital care.

The Trust runs Minor Injury Units in Ludlow, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch and Oswestry for patients who have a minor injury. These units are not operated 24 hours a day and do not treat patients who have a major injury or life-threatening condition. These patients should be referred to an A&E unit or they should dial 999 for an emergency ambulance.

Contact the Service Manager

Next review due: 1 September 2020