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 2

Tel: 01530 467 402

Thringston Ward 4

01530 467407

Evington Centre

Clarendon Ward

Tel: 0116 225 1550

Beechwood Ward

Tel: 0116 225 6147

Feilding Palmer Hospital (Temporarily Closed)

Tel: 01455 200 444

Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital

East Ward

Tel: 01455 441 922

North Ward

Tel: 01455 441 844

Loughborough Hospital – Swithland Ward

Tel: 01509 564 241

Melton Mowbray Hospital – Dalgliesh Ward

Tel: 01664 854 901

Rutland Memorial Hospital

(Temporarily Moved to Loughborough Hospital Charnwood Ward)

Tel: 01509564242

St Luke’s Hospital

St Lukes Ward 1

Tel: 01858 438163

St Lukes Ward 3

Tel: 01858 438165


Referral criteria

Referrals from University Hospitals of Leicester should be made via the Discharge Hub. 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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