Welcome to Churchview
Churchview is a ground floor, purpose built Adult Short Breaks Unit. We offer a service to families and carers who care and support individuals with a learning disability and complex health need. The service offers flexible short breaks that will enable family and carers to continue to care for their son/daughter at home, reducing the likelihood of family breakdown and possible admissions to hospital or residential care.
Individual packages for the year are planned in the autumn. Each family receives a short breaks planner in December, covering planned overnights, weekends, and block bookings. Requests are sought through family consultation.
Update: Visiting temporarily suspended
UPDATE: Visiting at all of Worcestershire’s community hospitals and mental health wards is suspended will remain suspended until at least Thursday 17 September.
It follows a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the county. It means that visiting is now suspended at the community hospitals in Bromsgrove, Malvern, Tenbury, Pershore, Evesham, as well as at Wyre Forest Ward. Worcester City Inpatient Unit will also remain closed to visitors. The suspension also covers all Worcestershire’s mental health/recovery wards until at least Thursday. The situation will be reviewed again later in the week.
There will be some exceptions, for example visiting for patients who are receiving end of life care. Any relatives with a visiting appointment booked for this weekend will be offered a virtual visit supported by ward staff.
Further information on visiting is available online at www.hacw.nhs.uk/visiting.
How to contact us
Main Telephone Number: 01527 488307
Location: Church View, Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 0BB
Manager: Andrea Newman
Car parking information
Mon-Sun 24 hours
20 Mins Free
2 Hours £2.50
4 Hours £3.50
24 Hours £4.00
All visits will be charged at £1 per visit:
Relatives of patients on Primrose Unit
Long Stay Patients e.g. over 12 weeks (e.g. New Haven patients)
Diabetic Clinics (6 week blocks), Rehab Clinics etc
Please be aware that if disabled badge holders enter the car park, they will have to pay the standard rate. Disabled parking spaces are available at the main entrance and ambulance entrance.
For assistance/queries regarding concessions please contact the Main Hospital Reception on 01527 488058/488031.
Our qualified staff provide 24-hour on-call support to the service and the team works closely with Community Nurses, Social Workers, Day Services and other professionals.
All units have their own self-contained facilities – kitchen and dining areas, bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a central lounge area which can be accessed by all service users.
You will need:
Service users are requested to bring with them sufficient changes of clothes plus a toiletry bag containing all their personal care requirements. A clothing list is required on each visit to ensure all items return home.
We also ask that service users bring in a small amount of money for their personal use, (more for a weekend) to cover the cost of accessing community facilities. This money is managed in line with Trust standing financial instructions.
All service users must bring in clearly labelled and in date medication in their original bottles or bottles received from the pharmacist. A Community Medication Record (CMR) will be issued by us. If any medication changes take place the GP is required to sign this card and we can note the changes on our trust medication card. We require all entries on this card (CMR) to be signed by the relevant Medical Officer; failure to do so may result in cancellation of service.
Information for professionals (Referral criteria)
Service users referred to the service should:
- Be 18 years plus
- Have an assessed learning disability
- Have a current professional assessment
- Be registered with a Worcestershire GP
All referrals should be directed to the brokerage team (01905 822504) or to the manager direct (firstname.lastname@example.org ). An initial detailed assessment will then be carried out by an allocated person appropriate to the referral.
Once a referral has been received, a member of staff will be allocated as Link Person to the family and will carry out a Pre Short Break Assessment. This assessment will provide a pen picture of the service user, and a proposed short break plan, from which his/her personal care needs will be identified. The plan will then be discussed at the short breaks panel, a resource identified and a care plan will be developed to facilitate a positive experience of the service. The staff team will work closely with all professionals involved with the person in order to establish a working partnership.