What are community hospitals/rehab units?

We have seven community hospitals/rehab units across Worcestershire. They provide a range of inpatient and outpatient services and support people to recovery from surgery or illness when they don't require acute care but neither can they be treated at home. They are a key part of our local healthcare system.


General enquiries/hospital switchboard: 01527 488000

If you would like to speak with Fay Hildred, Matron please call 01527 488030.

Address: Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0BB. View map and directions on Google.

Visiting times: Find out more about our current appointment and visiting guidance.

General information:  View patient 'Welcome Pack'

Lickey Ward - A 24 bedding ward, supporting patients requiring continued care after a stay in an acute hospital. The ward has a particular focus on rehabilitation and frailty.

Cottage Ward - A 28 bedded ward that completes assessments and rehabilitation of the older person with varying health and care needs. The ward aims to support a timely discharge by completing and carrying out therapy led assessments with nursing care intervention to facilitate a smooth discharge process.  

The Primrose Unit at The Princess of Wales Community Hospital is a six bedded (single occupancy) NHS Specialist Palliative Care ward, staffed entirely by nurses and led by a full time Specialist Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Clinical Nurse Specialist/Ward Manager.

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

Parking is free for Blue Badge holders, 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.

Blood Tests

Please telephone 01527 488086 or internal ex 58086  to make an appointment for a blood test. All blood tests need to be pre-booked.

The Princess of Wales Community Hospital  Blood Room opening times:

Monday closed

Tuesday 9am-12.45pm

Wed (9am-12.45pm) -(2pm-4.30pm)

Thursday (9am - 12.45pm) -(2pm-4.30pm)

Friday closed