About the Trust
Last updated 23 March 2013
The Princess Royal Hospital opened in 1989. Work is currently underway to create a new Women and Children's Unit at the hospital which will open in 2014.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital opened in 1977. It has also undergone a major transformation to its facilities with a state of the art £25 million Treatment Centre that was opened in early 2005, and a new Cancer Centre development opening in September 2012.
The Trust has achieved "teaching hospital status" through our partnership with the Keele University School of Medicine, and we also have strong links with other medical schools in Birmingham and Manchester.
We also benefit from strong partnerships with Staffordshire University in the training of nurses and allied health professionals. Our partnership with the university has recently been strengthened with the joint appointment of a Professor of Dignity in Care for Older People.
The Shropshire Education and Conference Centre was opened by HRH Duke and Duchess of Wessex in 2003, and the new Integrated Education Centre (including library and teaching facilities) opened in 2009.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust continues to work with our partners in health and social care in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales to develop patient-focused services that meet the needs of our communities.
Statutory Basis of the Trust
NHS Trusts are established as legal bodies under the National Health Service Act 2006 (which replaced several previous Acts including the National Health Service Act 1977), using a statutory instrument known as an Establishment Order:
The Trust is run in accordance with our Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions, which are reviewed and updated periodically by the Trust Board.
We are also applying to be an NHS Foundation Trust which will lead to changes in the way the Trust is run, offering a stronger voice for local patients and communities.