Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust’s aim is to be the best local provider of high quality, innovative health services near people's homes, working closely with partners so people receive well co-ordinated, effective care.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides a range of community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services to people in surrounding areas.
Our services range from district nursing and health visiting, to physiotherapy and specialist community clinics.
How healthcare in Shropshire is managed
Healthcare in Shropshire is largely managed by four types of organisation:
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
- These are largely made up of local GPs and decide what health services the local population needs.
Community health services
Community health services across the county are managed by our own Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust - we provide:
- services at the county’s community hospitals in Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Ludlow and Bishops Castle
- District Nursing, Health Visiting and a wide range of other services provided outside the main hospitals, in people’s homes and close to them.
Shropshire's major hospitals
The three major hospitals in Shropshire provide acute in-patient, out-patient and emergency services, and are managed by:
- The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH)
- Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mental health services
- Mental health services are provided by the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The services we deliver can be broken down into three main areas as illustrated below.
We have two Service Deliver Groups (SDGs) managing the clinical services that provide direct care and support for our patients - one for Adults and one for Children and Families. Then, wrapped around our frontline staff, we have a range of corporate and support services.