Community Hospitals

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

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 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.