County Hospital, Louth


County Hospital, Louth
High Holme Road
LN11 0EU


01507 600 100 

Archer Ward 01507 631345 and 01507 631311

Archer Assessment Unit 01522 307703 or  01522 307700

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.

Community Hospital visiting

To maintain the health, safety and well-being of our patients, communities and staff we have the following measures in place:

  • We ask that patients have only one close family contact visit at a time. Visiting is by appointment only to ensure that we can maintain social distancing on the wards. Please do not make an appointment to visit if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus.
  • In exceptional circumstances where the patient you wish to visit is in their last few days of life, arrangements can be made for more than one person to visit.  These arrangements may vary on each ward.

Common COVID-19 symptoms include: High temperature: you feel hot to touch on your chest and back. If you have access to a thermometer, a reading of 38 degrees Celsius or higher; new persistent cough; muscle ache or tiredness; mild chest pain; dizziness or headache; altered or loss of taste or sense of smell; diarrhoea and vomiting; rashes. You may not have all of these but still feel unwell.

Wards can be contacted on the following numbers:
  • Archer Ward, Louth Community Hospital – 01507 631345 or 01507 631311 
  • Archer Assessment Unit, Louth Community Hospital – 01522 307700 or 01522 307703

You will be asked prior to receiving a visiting slot if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. We keep a record of your name and contact details to enable contact tracing if indicated.

 You should bring as few personal belongings as possible with you e.g. bags, handbags, electronic devices, gifts and food for the patient.

  • On arrival to the ward you will be required to sign in with the ward reception. You will be asked if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, if you do have symptoms you will be asked to leave, self-isolate for 10 days and organise a test; other members of your household should also self-isolate for 10 days, as per national guidance.
  • Please remove your outer clothing e.g. jacket, coat on arrival.
  • You will always be asked to wear a surgical face mask when on the ward. These are available on entry along with alcohol sanitiser to sanitise your hands. If you are exempt and unable to wear a mask, please let us know when you make your appointment and we will try where possible to accommodate this in a private visiting area.
  • Alcohol sanitiser is also available in all areas of the ward.
  • When leaving the ward, you will be asked to change your mask and sanitise your hands.
  • If you are unable to visit the ward, we can arrange a virtual appointment, iPads are available on wards for this purpose.

Archer Assessment Centre

Archer Assessment Centre is now a frailty assessment unit with 8 assessment beds and six short stay assessment areas.

Archer Ward

Clinical care on Archer Ward is GP led. The are 16 inpatient rehabilitation beds incorporating four palliative care beds, allowing patients who are over their acute phase of illness to be transferred closer to home to continue their care.

Incorporated within Archer Ward is The Cawthorpe Suite which is a six chair unit focusing on ambulatory care and treatment for patients requiring day attendance for care/treatment. The unit is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm excluding bank holidays.

Car Parking

Car Parking is £1 for the first hour and £2 for the rest of the day. Only the following coins are accepted: £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p. (These prices were correct at the time of publishing).

For more information about our Urgent Treatment Centre please click here.

Other Services at County Hospital, Louth

There are many other services provided at County Hospital, Louth by other organisations including:

  • Theatres/elective surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • X-ray
  • Pharmacy
  • Endoscopy
  • Urology
  • Diagnostic services

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Date last modified 23/08/2021