Community Hospitals

We have four community hospitals, they are County Hospital, Louth, John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough, Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding and Skegness Hospital. We also deliver care within the Butterfly Hospice in Boston.

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Patient visiting 

Our Community Hospitals currently remain open for patient visiting. Click to view the visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic principles.


Outpatient clinics, blood clinics and theatre appointments

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is continuing to facilitate blood clinics, outpatient clinics and theatre appointments in its community hospitals for NHS partners.

Systems are in place within the departments to maintain social distancing, with hand sanitiser provided and the request that face masks are worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect patients and staff from becoming seriously ill. We also ask individuals attend appointments on their own if possible. 

Appointments for outpatients and theatres are arranged through consultants or care providers, therefore, if you have any queries about your appointment, please telephone your care provider directly.

Appointments for blood clinics can be made through the local blood line booking service.

Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.


New guidance has been published on the use of face coverings in hospitals for patients and staff

Evidence has shown that people infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without knowing, so it is important that we take immediate steps to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Following an extensive evidence review, the national Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has made recommendations on the use of coverings by visitors.

Patients coming to hospital for planned and outpatient care will need to wear face coverings to further reduce risk.

Face coverings can be homemade, made of cloth and be reusable in line with government guidance on their use on public transport. 

We understand that it may be difficult for some patients to wear a face covering and in these circumstances other measures will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the service you are visiting directly if you have concerns and would like to discuss alternative arrangements.

These new measures will further help to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.


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