About Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital (FNCH) provides a range of services including inpatient rehabilitation and palliative care, and outpatient consultations in major specialities such as dermatology, ophthalmology, therapy and rehabilitation services, phlebotomy, x-ray, imaging, and diagnostic services. 

The hospital also offers a range of community healthcare services provided by our local NHS partner Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services (DCHS) NHS Foundation Trust.

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

The hospital was renamed from London Road Community Hospital to FNCH in July 2021, after honorary nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, in recognition of her contribution to healthcare worldwide and her special contribution to its development in our historic hospitals in Derby.

FNCH is supported by Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity > and Air Arts > in making the hospital a welcoming environment, as well as helping us to improve our facilities by providing those extra touches that really make a difference to our patients, their family and friends, and our staff.



The Bistro provides a range of food, snacks, and hot and cold drinks to visitors and staff. It is open from Monday to Friday, from 7am - 5pm, and is located on the main hospital corridor level 2 (Junction 4).

Vending machines

A hot beverage vending machine is located near to the main entrance (level 2) and a cold beverage and snack vending machine is located near to Wards 3 & 4 (level 2) near Entrance B.  Both vending machines are cash only.

Cash machines

There is a free cash machine on the main hospital corridor on level 2 (Junction 3).

Post box

A post box can be found on the main hospital corridor on level 2 near the stairs (Junction 3).


Wheelchairs are available from the main entrance (level 2) should you require them for use whilst you are visiting us.

Volunteer buggy service

This service exists to transport patients and visitors with poor mobility, to and between different hospital departments. The buggy service operates from the hospital's main entrance and is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (subject to volunteers' availability).  Please speak to a member of staff at the main reception level 2.

Baby changing

There is a baby changing room located just off the main hospital corridor on level 2 (Junction 3).

Accessibility information

View the AccessAble guides to facilities, wards, and departments at FNCH >.

Chapel and Prayer Room

Your religious and spiritual needs are important to us. Whatever your faith, or if you have no religious beliefs, our multi-faith prayer room is located on level 3 and accessible at all times of the day/night.  Our chaplaincy service is equally available to you and your relatives or carer whilst staying as an inpatient with us. If you would appreciate a visit to your ward, please ask a member of staff who will be able to contact the chaplain.