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Community Services allow people with health needs to stay as independent as possible, often living in their own home.
Shropshire CCG works closely with and commissions services from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.
The Trust’s services include district nursing and health visiting.
Shropshire Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS)
The Health Visiting and School Nursing Service has now moved to a single point of access, incorporating health visiting, family nurse partnership and school nursing and is now called the Shropshire Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS).
- General Contact Number: 0333 358 3654
- Texting Service (available for parents and young people)
Health Visitor: 07520 635212, School Nurse: 07507 330346
- Follow on Twitter - @ShropPHNurses
The Community Trust also runs four Community Hospitals in Shropshire.
There is a community hospital in Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, and Whitchurch. There is also a Health Centre in Oswestry.
The Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch hospitals have a Minor Injury Unit (MIU), as does Oswestry Health Centre. The MIUs offer help with a range of injuries and ailments including sprains and minor fractures, minor head injuries, burns and even emergency contraception. For MIU opening hours see Minor Injury Units.
A-Z of Services
The Community Trust provides some very specialist community care ranging from dementia care to allergy services (A-Z of services).
For more information please visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website.