Stratford Hospital

Community inpatient review in South Warwickshire

Providing the right services for the people of south Warwickshire

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust’s ambition is to provide the right services, to meet the health and care needs of the people of south Warwickshire both now and in years to come. To support this the Trust are undertaking a review of community inpatient facilities at Ellen Badger in Shipston on Stour and The Nicol Unit in Stratford.

The Trust, working alongside partners in health and social care, has significantly developed services within the community. The diagram below shows the current community care model. Within this graphic you can see the range of services and healthcare professionals available to support people to live as well and independently as possible.

Thanks to new ways of working and technological developments, there is scope to develop services further and the purpose of this review is to understand if anything could be done differently to ensure patients are receiving the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The pandemic has also encouraged us to reflect on our models of care and as we are entering a new stage of our response to Covid-19, we now need to make sure we are able to deliver the services which are needed, in line with the current health care landscape and operational challenges.

To date the review has taken into account a number of factors including community, staff and partner feedback, clinical safety, learning from Covid-19, financial and operational sustainability and the current estate offering. With support from clinical and operational experts, five options are being now considered:

· Retain the community Hospital bed base ‘as is’

· Increase the number of Community Hospital beds

· Change the type of services provided at community Hospitals

· Reduce beds and invest in community alternatives

· Retain the Community Hospital offer but change the location

Each option is being developed to understand it in the context of wider factors. This process will consider local demographic data and projected demand for South Warwickshire, understanding the workforce, financial and estate requirements underpinned by an equality impact assessment.

Once all of the information is gathered experts, including clinicians, therapists, operational and governance leads, staff union and HR representatives, representatives from social care will review each option and confirm which they would recommend the Trust takes forward. The recommendation will then be taken to the relevant decision-making committees.

Click here to view a timeline of the review process.


Stratford Hospital Site Map

Stratford Services - view the full range of services available in Stratford upon Avon

How to Get Here

The Warwickshire County Council website contains information on the public transport services available in Warwickshire. You can also obtain information from the following websites:

Bus: Stagecoach; Johnson Coach & Bus Travel
Train: Chiltern Railways

There is a 10 minute walk to the hospital from the station.

Cycle: Cycle guides for Stratford-upon-Avon

Bike storage areas can be found on the Ground Floor of the multi-storey car park.

Drive: Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NX (use this postcode in satellite navigation systems)

Services at Stratford Hospital

Stratford Hospital is a community hospital consisting of two buildings.

Building One is a new development which opened fully in August 2017. The building comprises of three floors;

The ground floor includes:

  • The Health and Wellbeing Information Centre provides information and support on a range of health and wellbeing services in Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding areas. We hold events by our clinical professionals on a range of topics to help you to stay healthy.
  • Café Lomas whether you have an appointment or just fancy a catch up , we offer a relaxed place to meet with a selection of cakes, sandwiches and seasonal dishes along with great coffee from local suppliers Billys Coffee Company.
  • Lomas Suite a bookable space for small conferences, meetings and events.
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • The Grafton Suite - new home of 'Stratford Clinic'

The first floor is an Ophthalmology Unit.

Rigby Cancer Unit is situated on the second floor along with the Macmillan Information and Support Centre.

Building Two provides an Outpatients Department and the Nicol Unit, a 25-bed ward caring for patients who require admission prevention, rehabilitation or palliative care.


The Minor Injuries Unit is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am-5pm.

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent but not life threatening medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. Advice is available from the NHS 111 online service (for people aged over 5 years) or call 111 to speak to a trained adviser who will assess your symptoms and direct you to the most suitable healthcare service, and if required they can also book an appointment. Local pharmacies also offer expert advice for a range of common conditions and minor injuries such as cystitis, skin rashes, aches and pains, coughs and colds, red eye, sinusitis, earaches and sore throats. If you need treatment for a serious accident and emergency, such as unconsciousness, heavy blood loss, suspected heart attack, stroke, broken bones, please visit the Emergency Department at Warwick Hospital.

Stratford-upon-Avon Hospital, Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NX

Main switchboard Tel: +44(0)1926 495321

For directions around Stratford Hospital download our hospital map.Visitor information

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust operates a smoke free sites policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

Stratford Hospital - Building 1

Stratford Hospital - Building 2

Stratford Health Care Centre Building 1 - Podiatry & Speech & Language Therapy