NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin release statement on Covid-19 testing

10 October 2023


Vanessa Whatley, Deputy Chief Nurse for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said:

“NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has become aware of the recent all staff communication issued by Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust. Like other areas across the country, we are seeing an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in our communities. This risk is currently not affecting the provision of health and care services, however, there is a potential risk that services could be impacted with a greater number of staff and patients contracting COVID-19. Our provider Trusts have been encouraged to re-assess how they can prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their organisations to minimise the impact on staff and patients.  Staff health and wellbeing, and keeping our patients safe and well, is central to our system approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to be reinforced by NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

“NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin continue to promote the national guidance on COVID-19 for all health and care staff and patients across our area and will work closely with colleagues in NHS England.”


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