Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Tissue Viability

The service provides specialist assessment, expert advice, education and training to health professionals. This takes place in hospitals and community settings (including the private sector). The aims of the team are to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge, improve healing rates of wounds and reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers.

This service is provided for all ages.

Accessing our service

Referrals to this service are usually made by community nurses, GPs, practices nurses, inpatient wards/ departments or nursing or residential care homes.

Contact and find us

Ashfield Health Village
Community Hospital, Portland Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7AE
Tel: 01623 484819


Beeston Health Centre
Dovecote House, 38 Wollaton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2NR
Tel: 01623 484819


Retford Hospital
North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF
Tel: 01777 274 422

Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service or NHS 111. In an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Information for health professionals


To refer someone to this service, please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) on 01777 274 422.


North Notts and South Notts

New email address for all referrals (excluding Bassetlaw which should continue through SPA) is  or to send electronic referral through SystmOne. 



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