Ludlow 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?

Ludlow GPs can refer directly to their own bed allocation within the community hospital by using the contact details on this page.

For all other referrals, GPs are asked to telephone the Care Co-ordination Centre on 01743 454903.

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 patients who have been transferred from an acute hospital for:

  • Out-patient services for children and adults
  • Palliative care
  • Recovery following an operation
  • Rehabilitation

The hospital provides a range of services to patients, including:

  • 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

Patients not seen by this service

Ludlow Hospital does not provide acute hospital care, it also does not provide major accident and emergency care

Ludlow Hospital has a Minor Injury Unit (MIU), however this is not a 24-hour Minor Injuries Unit.