Future of Hospital Services 

Last updated 22 September 2014 

Welcome to our dedicated web pages to keep you informed about the changes to your local hospital services. These pages are regularly updated. Please use the menu on the left to navigate around these pages. This page contains details about the changes. For specific information about our Women and Children's Services, please visit the Women and Children section of our website here.

Latest News

22/9/14 - New Blog launched

In the run-up to the opening of the centre we will be providing updates, including useful information and photographs, through a new blog. The blog is available from the news menu of our home page. It will be updated throughout the week, with the main updates planned for the opening of the centre itself on 29 and 30 September. You can view the blog here.

22/9/14 - One week to go until our new centre opens

There is now just one week to go until the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre opens at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. It will open over two days on 29 and 30 September. You can find out more in our media release here. 

18/9/14 - Training continues as staff prepare for the opening of the centre

Staff are getting used to the new £28million Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in Telford with training well underway as preparations continue ahead of its opening at the end of September. The centre at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will open on 29 and 30 September, when it will become the main facility providing care for women and children in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Find out more here.

17/9/14 - New How to get to PRH flyer

A new flyer which provides maps showing how to get to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, an updated site map of the PRH, the new contact numbers for the centre and other useful details is now available. You can view the flyer as a PDF document here.

16/9/14 - Cathy Smith's 10th blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the 10th edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below. 

15/9/14 - New Leaflet: Your guide to Women and Children’s Hospital Services

By 30 September 2014 the new Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford will be fully open. A new leaflet is now available which tells you about the new hospital services in Shrewsbury and Telford for women and children in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Your guide to Women and Children’s Hospital Services in Shrewsbury and Telford: Information about changes from 29th and 30th September 2014 explains what services are provided where, and when changes are taking place. It also tells you where you can find further information. 

acrobat.gif  Your guide to Women and Children’s Hospital Services in Shrewsbury and Telford (285KB)

9/9/14 - Open weekend at new centre proves a big success

More than 600 people attended an open weekend to look around the new £28 million Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in Telford, ahead of its opening later this month. Find out more by viewing our media release here.

3/9/14 - Around 200 people sign up to attend open weekend at new centre

Around 200 people have signed up to attend an open weekend which will showcase the new £28million Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in Telford. Find out more on our news page here.

20/8/14 - Cathy Smith's ninth blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the ninth edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

15/8/14 - Next steps agreed on Children's Assessment Unit at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

The local NHS has agreed that a seven-day Children’s Assessment Unit will be retained at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after the Shropshire Women’s and Children’s Centre opens at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford next month. Find out more from our media release here.  

8/8/14 - Cathy Smith's eighth blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the eighth edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

1/8/14 - Cathy Smith's seventh blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the seventh edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

30/7/14 - Special edition newsletter focuses on the new centre

A special edition of or Putting Patients First Monthly newsletter was issued to staff today. It focuses on the new centre and can be viewed here.

23/7/14 - Open Weekend to shine a light on the new centre

An open weekend will be held at the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 6 and 7 September. The weekend will give people a chance to look inside the building ahead of its opening on 29 and 30 September. Find out more about the open weekend here.

15/7/14 - Cathy Smith's sixth blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the sixth edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

4/7/14 - Cathy Smith's fifth blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the fifth edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

27/6/14 - Cathy Smith's fourth blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the fourth edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.  

20/06/14 - Keys to the Centre handed over to Trust

The keys to a new £28million centre for women and children have been handed to the Trust – with work now taking place to prepare the building for its opening in September. Construction firm Balfour Beatty handed over the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust yesterday (Thursday 19 June 2014). The Trust will now prepare the building, at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, to get it ready for inpatient women and children’s services to move in on 29 and 30 September 2014, when the centre will open. Find out more from our media release here.

19/06/14 - Cathy Smith's third blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can read the third edition of her blog here. Previous editions can be viewed below.

13/06/14 - Cathy Smith's second blog

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September.  You can read the second edition of her blog here. Her first edition is available below.

10/06/14 - Useful promotional documents

Posters and leaflets promoting the centre are in the process of being printed. Copies of the posters have been sent to a variety of organisations in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales to help spread the word about the centre. Please email communications@sath.nhs.uk if you would like copies of any of these materials or news articles and pictures for your newsletters and website.  You can view PDF versions of these documents below.

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acrobat.gif Leaflet (1.67MB)

10/06/14 - Article and images published

A new article and images promoting the centre are available here. The article and images have also been sent to a variety of organisations in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

05/06/14 - New blog about the new Women and Children's Centre launched by Cathy Smith

Our Women and Children's Care Group Director and Head of Midwifery Cathy Smith has launched a new blog about the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on 29 and 30 September. You can view her first blog here.

13/05/14 - Update and new images

The building work is progressing well and an update, including some photographs, can be viewed here.

12/05/14 - Move of Children's Ward at PRH

The Children's Ward at PRH has moved from the first floor of the hospital down to its old ward space on the ground floor, which has been refurbished and is now part of the new Shropshire Women and Children's Centre. It is the only part of the building to be open, with the rest of the move on target to take place in September. You can find out more about the Children's Ward move in this media release here.

24/01/14 - Women and Children's Workshop

A workshop was held at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford earlier this month to focus on Communications and Engagement around the new Women and Children's Unit being built at the hospital.

The main focus of the event was to look at who will access the services, how they will find out about the services and how they will access them. The workshop then asked attendees, including staff, partner agencies and members of the public, to help determine what actions we as a Trust will need to make to ensure they know about the changes when the unit opens in September.

This report provides an overview of the event and some of the ideas so far.

17/12/13 - Latest images on Flickr

 If you would like to view the latest images and photographs from the Trust, including those of the New Women and Children's Unit please visit:

www.flickr.com/photos/sathnhs 


 

Building progresses on new Women and Children's Unit  

You can view the latest construction images of the new Women and Children's Unit by clicking on the links below.


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Young People asked to help Mayor's 'Caring For Our Future' appeal

Schools and colleges across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and mid Wales are being sent information on how they can support the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin Council, Councillor Guy’s ‘Caring For Our Future’ charity appeal. The appeal aims to raise money for a garden room within the new Women and Children’s Unit, which will open at the Princess Royal Hospital in summer 2014. The room will link the children’s inpatient services to the outside space and provide a fun, learning and hi-tech environment for children, young people and families.

The information packs include facts and figures about the new Women and Children’s Unit, ideas on how to raise money for the appeal and details of an art competition which has been launched to design artwork which will be displayed in the new garden room.

 You can download an information pack here

 You can find out more about the appeal at www.telford.gov.uk/caringforourfuture


 New Women and Children's Unit - Latest designs unveiled

Thank you to everyone who has shared their views on the latest ideas for signage, way finding and interior design. Our architects have now amended the latest designs based on your feedback.

To view the latest designs please visit our New Women and Children's Unit design pages here


Contract to build new Women and Children's Unit approved by Trust Board

A contract with specialist health builders Balfour Beatty to build our new Women and Children's Unit has been approved by the Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

For further information please click here.   

What changes are planned at our hospitals?

Follow the links below for more information on the changes to each affected service area and how you can get involved in shaping the future of these services:

For more information, read the latest copy of our newsletter Looking to the Future here. You can also check out our FAQs page for answers to your questions and read what our doctors and nurses have to say in our new Doc Blog.

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