21 December 2022

Christmas is nearly here and this is the time of year that we spend more time socialising with friends and family and being out and about. We have seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 and flu cases and that is why I would like to remind you to please wear a face covering at all times if you [...]

21 December 20222022-12-22T11:10:46+00:00

Health and care leaders ask the public to ‘help us help you’ as services face extreme pressure

21 December 2022 Health and Care services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are under extreme pressure. Health and care leaders are urging people to do their bit to help support services by choosing the best service for their needs if they are ill or injured over the busy festive period. Rising Covid-19 numbers, high demand for services and ongoing challenges [...]

Health and care leaders ask the public to ‘help us help you’ as services face extreme pressure2022-12-21T10:31:26+00:00

Ambulance Industrial Action

We are working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible, and patients should continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to reschedule. Nobody should put off seeking urgent or emergency care during the strikes, with key services continuing to operate. Please see below for FAQS: What is happening? Trade unions representing NHS staff [...]

Ambulance Industrial Action2022-12-20T17:40:42+00:00

Well-being boxes introduced in maternity services in memory of baby boy

16 December 2022 A Shropshire couple who raised more than £1500 following the sad loss of their baby son, George, have created well-being boxes for bereaved parents in hospital. Martha, a nurse at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), and Ben Gumsley, a paramedic, lost their son George at 21 weeks gestation. Martha said: “We were supported during [...]

Well-being boxes introduced in maternity services in memory of baby boy2022-12-16T11:48:02+00:00

Celebrating partnership with Telford College

The Public Participation Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) have been celebrating their relationship with Telford College and some of their amazing students that volunteer with us across both hospital sites. Poppy Horrocks, Young Volunteer Project Lead, was invited to Telford College to talk to students and see their simulation suite and simulation doll ‘Betty’. Poppy spoke to [...]

Celebrating partnership with Telford College2022-12-15T14:33:20+00:00

Strike action

15 December 2022 The NHS is working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible. Our services are not affected by today’s strike action, so please continue to attend appointments as planned unless we contact you to reschedule.

Strike action2022-12-15T13:09:03+00:00

14 December 2022

There has been an extremely high demand across our health services due to the rising numbers of patients presenting with flu and COVID-19, and also parents of young children contacting NHS services about scarlet fever. Scarlet fever, or ‘Strep A’, is caused by bacteria called group A streptococci (strep), and most infections are mild and easily treated but are very [...]

14 December 20222022-12-20T15:34:32+00:00

Improving Care for Everyone – Faster Access to Better Cancer Services

14 December 2022 A key element of plans to upgrade acute hospital services across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales will be to improve services for people needing treatment for cancer. Every year, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust carries out over 2000 operations for cancer. Any delay to these operations may affect success of treatment and recovery. [...]

Improving Care for Everyone – Faster Access to Better Cancer Services2022-12-16T10:11:03+00:00

7 December 2022

Christmas will soon be upon us and many of us are enjoying socialising and looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the festive season, which is all the more reason for us to be vaccinated against flu and COVID-19. It is so important to protect those that we love and care for and having our vaccinations is [...]

7 December 20222022-12-13T08:08:17+00:00

Local GP describes symptoms of strep A and scarlet fever to reassure parents

7 December 2022 Local Shrewsbury-based GP Dr Charlotte Hart has spoken out this week on the upsurge in cases of Group A Strep and scarlet fever. Speaking in a live interview on local radio station BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday, Dr Hart explained the symptoms parents should watch out for, and signposted to the most appropriate NHS service. Dr Hart said: [...]

Local GP describes symptoms of strep A and scarlet fever to reassure parents2022-12-09T16:54:24+00:00