Community Hospitals

There are 12 wards situated in eight hospitals around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, providing sub acute, complex rehabilitation and End of Life Care.

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. Medical cover is provided by Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) with consultants visiting the wards twice weekly. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy is provided and all patients receive appropriate therapy assessments, 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 registered staff with the support of unregistered assistants and technical instructors. Specialist occupational therapy and physiotherapy is provided at the two stroke units. Multidisciplinary care is provided in partnership with other professions and providers.

Adults requiring rehabilitation, palliative and end of life care or sub-acute care will be accepted onto the wards following a handover from the referring ward/GP. Admissions are accepted until 9pm.

Coalville Community Hospital

Snibston Ward (stroke unit)

Tel: 01530 467 401

Ellistown ward

Tel: 01530 467 402

Evington Centre

Clarendon and Beechwood Wards

Tel: 0116 225 1460

Feilding Palmer Hospital

Tel: 01455 200 444

Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital

East Ward

Tel: 01455 441 921

North Ward

Tel: 01455 441 097

Loughborough Hospital

Tel: 01509 564 241

Melton Mowbray Hospital

Tel: 01664 854 800

Rutland Memorial Hospital

Tel: 01572 722 552

St Luke’s Hospital

Tel: 01858 410 300

Therapy Only: Preston Lodge

Tel: 0116 262 2159

Referral criteria

Referrals from University Hospitals of Leicester should be made via bed bureau. All other referrals can be made through SPA tel: 0300 300 1000 (referrers only).

Adults requiring sub acute complex rehabilitation and end of life care will be accepted onto the wards following a handover from the referring ward/GP. This applies to all wards except Ward 1 at St Luke’s Hospital and Ward 1 at Coalville Hospital who specialise in specialist stroke rehabilitation only. Referrals to the specialist stroke wards will be accepted directly from University Hospitals of Leicester.

Criteria exclusion

Patients cannot be admitted for respite care. Patients requiring 24 hour medical care cannot be accepted.

How to access this service

By referral only.

What conditions do you cover

The service provides rehabilitation, palliative and end of life care and sub-acute care.

Contact info

01530 467 401


  • healthcare professional at University Hospitals of Leicester
  • healthcare professionals (via SPA)
  • out of area acute providers
  • social worker (Preston Lodge only)
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