Ludlow Hospital

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Ludlow Hospital
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
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Ludlow Hospital
Ludlow Hospital is located in Shropshire
Ludlow Hospital
LocationLudlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°22′23″N 2°42′50″W / 52.373°N 2.714°W / 52.373; -2.714Coordinates: 52°22′23″N 2°42′50″W / 52.373°N 2.714°W / 52.373; -2.714
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typeCommunity
Emergency departmentMinor injuries unit
ListsHospitals in England

Ludlow Hospital is an NHS community hospital located on Gravel Hill in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. It is managed by the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.


The facility has its origins in the Ludlow Poor Law Workhouse which was established in 1833.[1] The facility was converted into a hospital and joined the National Health Service as Ludlow Hamlet Hospital in 1948.[2] It became Ludlow Hospital in 1982.[2][3]

After plans for a new hospital for Ludlow were dropped in 2013, the existing hospital was renovated in 2014.[4] Local campaigners have been fearful that the hospital - and particularly inpatient provision - is under threat. Bed numbers have been officially reduced from 40 to 24.[5]


  1. ^ "East Hamlet Hospital, Ludlow". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ludlow Hospital". Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ludlow". Workhouses. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Major work starts at Ludlow Hospital". Ludlow Advertiser. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Ludlow Hospital wards merger going ahead despite protests". Shropshire Star. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.

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