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Community Hospital and City Inpatient Beds

There are 12 wards situated around the county in eight hospitals/units providing rehabilitation, palliative and end of life care and sub-acute care. All wards work in the same way and the referral criteria is the same for all hospitals.

Medical cover is provided by Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) with consultants visiting the wards twice weekly.

Ward 1 at St Luke’s Hospital and Ward 1 at Coalville Community Hospital are both stroke units caring for patients following the acute phase of a stroke.

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy are provided to all inpatients cared for in a general community hospital inpatient bed. Multidisciplinary care is provided in partnership with other professions and providers.

All patients receive appropriate therapy assessment including consideration of their psychological and cognitive needs, provision of goal led intervention planned with the patient, together with holistic discharge planning. Care is planned, managed and overseen by qualified staff with the support of unqualified assistants and technical instructors. Specialist OT and physiotherapy is provided at the two stroke units.


The community hospital teams are committed to supporting the best possible outcome for patients in their care. They will work with patients to support their discharge home as this is usually the best environment for recovery, to regain independence and to understand any ongoing needs. If home is not possible they will work with patients and other organisations to identify the most appropriate environment for ongoing care needs. To learn more about this, see this leaflet.
Our community hospitals are committed to supporting patients to maintain their independence and encourage patients to wear their own clothes and to be up and active as much as possible. Experience shows that this can reduce the risks that they will become deconditioned through inactivity - a state which has become known as "PJ paralysis".
PJ paralysis
To learn more about our inpatient services, please click on the unit name above or on the left hand panel.
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