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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Community Care

Provides inpatient, outpatient and community care on a locality basis to adults and older adults across Worcestershire. With five community hospitals, four older adult mental health inpatient wards, district nursing, therapists and podiatry, as well as numerous specialist services such as tissue viability, this is the Trust’s largest service delivery unit.

Adult Speech & Language Therapy 
Countywide assessment, case management, treatment , carer support, education & training services in the Acute and Community Hospitals, Community Outpatient clinics, Domiciliary, Specialist teams, Rehab and Stroke Units, etc.

Admiral Nurses
Information, advice and emotional support for families. Supportive educational and consultancy role to professionals, voluntary sector and communities supporting people with dementia.

Chronic Fatigue
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of the condition and ability to explain and advise on the management of difficult symptoms. The can also identify other supporting services and link in with a multidisciplinary team.

Community Equipment Service 
The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) supplies equipment to meet the assessed needs of people with disabilities, to help develop their full potential and maintain their health and independence enabling them to be treated in the community.

Community Hospitals:

Evesham Community Hospital

Malvern Community Hospital

Pershore Hospital

Princess of Wales Community Hospital

Tenbury Community Hospital

District Nursing
Coming soon

Early Intervention Dementia Service
This service is available to people of any age, registered with a GP in Worcestershire who are experiencing memory problems and do not have a formal diagnosis of dementia. 

Enhanced Care Team
Enhanced care is a concept which brings together services uniquely commissioned to respond quickly and from a multi professional holistic assessment perspective.  If the referrer feels an urgent response is needed we can respond within 2 hours of a referral being received. 

Broadly our aims are: to prevent an admission to a hospital setting, both acute and community hospitals, to reduce attendance at emergency departments for non urgent care, to reduce ambulance call outs to patients without an emergency need, to provide a point of advice and support for patients and carers 24 hours a day and to support patients to return home much earlier from any hospital.  


Expert Patient
The EPP Self Management Course is a free course for any adult, who has a long-term health condition(s) and who would like to find ways of managing their illness more positively in order to improve their quality of life.

Health Trainers
Provide advice and support to help people live healthier lives.

IV (Intravenous Therapy)

Coming soon

The Lymphoedema Team offer specialist support, advice and management of complex symptoms for patients with primary, secondary or mixed oedemas.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs)
Patients with a wide range of minor injuries including cuts, grazes, wounds, sprains, strains, minor burns and broken bones can be treated at MIUs at Bromsgrove, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern or Tenbury.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Specialist Nurses
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a multi-disciplinary team. 

Worcestershire Integrated Neurological Rehabilitation Service (WINRS) is a specialist service with people in the community setting, which strives to maximize functional independence by promoting self management, with the overall aim to enhance the individuals’ quality of life.

Neuropsychology tries to understand how the brain affects what we do and how injury to the brain changes what we do.

Nurse Advisors to the Elderly
Nurse Advisors for older people promote the health and independence of older people living at home.

Occupational Therapy
Work with you and your family or carers to identify any areas of difficulty with daily living tasks - including washing, dressing, cooking and getting on and off your bed, toilet and chair.

Older Adult In-Reach To Care Homes Team
Referals can only be made via the Community Mental Health Teams and the service currently only covers the south of the county.


Older Adults Mental Health Inpatient Units (Athelon Ward and Clent Ward)
The wards support service users over the age of 65 who are suffering with mental health needs (functional illness) which requires in-patient treatment.

Parkinson's Disease Specialist Nurses
They can make a positive difference with their knowledge of symptom relief, assisting in making choices, identifying other supporting services and linking in with a multi-disciplinary team.

Palliative Care
The specialist palliative care team within the Trust works closely with all other professionals involved in end of life care. The service includes specialist community support together with inpatient units at The Primrose at the Princess Unit, Princess of Wales Community Hospital Bromsgrove and The Macmillan Unit at Evesham Community Hospital. Our aim is to offer advice in the management of complex symptoms and offer emotional support to the patient and their family.

Physiotherapy Domiciliary
This service treats people in their own home. Patients may have a musculo-skeletal or neurological/ long term condition or may be post surgical and are housebound by their condition. The priority is to work as part of a MDT to rehabilitate and gain optimum improvement in function, to keep patient independent and safe at home.

Physiotherapy Element of Falls Prevention

This service provides a holistic assessment to identify pre-disposing factors to falling and a management plan to address these and reduce the risk of further falls.

Physiotherapy Musculo-Skeletal 
This service treats people with musculo-skeletal conditions including Low Back Pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis sports injuries and post surgical conditions. The priority is to rehabilitate patients back to full function.

Move to Improve
Aches and pains are a normal part of life. However, they can prevent you from carrying out your usual day-to-day activities and can make you feel worried and frustrated. The good news is that most of the conditions that cause these aches and pains can be easily treated by you, at home. Move to improve provides advice and information from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust clinicians to help you do this.

Podiatry Service
This service aims to provide high quality accessible foot health services for the people of Worcestershire.

Safeguarding Adults and Children 

Tissue Viability
Tissue Viability is an area of healthcare that has synergy with many medical specialties - especially general surgery, vascular surgery, dermatology, care of older people, paediatrics, orthopaedics, and diabetology.

Virtual Ward (Wyre Forest)
The Virtual Ward aims to reduce hospital admissions by identifying patients who are at high risk of admission and managing them more effectively in the community.

Wyre Forest Ward 

Based at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre the Ward supports those who require shirt term inpatient care which can't be provided at home

Worcestershire Acute Trust Service

Service Lead:

Jan Austin, Community Care Service Delivery Unit Lead

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