Confirmation of Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) plans for a 24/7 enhanced urgent care service at Princess Royal Hospital to be named Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

22 May 2024

  Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: In December 2023, an Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) re-affirmed that the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) is the best way forward to improve acute hospital services for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid-Wales. This includes the plans for the 24/7 enhanced urgent care service at the…

Health trusts to seek Chair in Common

  Update from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are pleased to announce plans to recruit a Chair in Common across the two organisations further progressing their shared ambition to improve services for the communities…

Trust shares proposed construction management plan for new hospital building

  Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) today shared a proposed construction management plan for the new hospital building at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) as part of the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP).   The plan sets out proposals to manage traffic and public access…

‘Know your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes’ say health leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

17 May 2024

‘Know your risk of Type 2 Diabetes’ is the take home message from health leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin this Diabetes Prevention Week, with a mobile testing van planned to hit the county’s streets. Running between Monday 20 and Sunday 26 May, Diabetes Prevention Week 2024 is a joint campaign between NHS England and…

Boost your mental health by moving more

13 May 2024

  Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, runs from 13-19 May 2024. The week aims to encourage people find moments for movement to help improve their mental health. One of the…

Relocation of some blood test services to help improve patient waiting times

  Update from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust: Some phlebotomy (blood test) services at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford are being relocated to support and help improve waiting times for patients who need urgent care. The services, which are currently housed in the Mallings Health building, will be moved to the Community…

Pregnant women in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the whooping cough vaccine

10 May 2024

  With cases of whooping cough increasing across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, pregnant women are being encouraged to come forward for a vaccination as babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.    Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes. It spreads…

Local NHS hits national targets for elective care and cancer services

3 May 2024

NHS providers across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have overcome significant local challenges, relating to the post pandemic recovery, to successfully meet elective care and cancer targets set by NHS England (NHSE). These targets are set by NHSE to ensure that patients receive care in the best possible way to meet their needs. The local health…

Parents in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get lifesaving routine vaccines for their children

24 April 2024

This World Immunisation Week (24 to 30 April), health leaders in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging parents and carers to check their children are up to date with their essential childhood vaccinations, and book any that have been missed. Essential, routine vaccinations like measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), human papillomavirus (HPV) and the whooping…

Testicular cancer – be aware of the symptoms and how to check yourself

23 April 2024

  As part of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, we’re reminding people of the signs and symptoms and how to carry out a self-check. Typical symptoms are a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. The swelling or lump can be about the size…

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