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

13 May 2024

  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…

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin gains national recognition for SEND

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (STW) gained well-deserved national recognition for its work within the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) arena at the first ever NHS England SEND Best Practice Conference held last month, on Tuesday 12 March. The national conference brought SEND leaders, children and young people, and parent carers together to celebrate teamwork…

Hospitals Transformation Programme continues with roadshow across communities

19 April 2024

  Following several exciting developments and milestones, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) NHS Trust has announced more roadshow dates as part of the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP). Subject to approval, the HTP plans will mean the population of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales will benefit from high quality, sustainable care and fewer…

Extra support being put in place by BeeU to more effectively meet the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people

15 April 2024

  Joint media release from Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Additional emotional wellbeing and mental health support is being put in place by an NHS service to more effectively meet the needs of children and young people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Delivered by Midlands Partnership University NHS…

Hi tech rehab classes offer ‘good boost’ to people with joint and muscle pain

11 April 2024

  A fitter life with less joint pain and more mobility – that’s the prize on offer for people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ahead of the launch of a new partnership between local health and care providers and wellbeing tech company Good Boost. The collaboration will see programme offered to help those with musculoskeletal…

Special celebrations planned for brand-new Highley Health and Wellbeing Centre’s grand unveiling

After over 18 months of planning and three busy months of construction work, the brand-new Highley Health and Wellbeing Centre will officially open its doors at a grand opening ceremony on Saturday 20 April 2024, say health leaders at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Taking place at the Halo Severn Centre, the opening of the…

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