Hospitals Transformation Programme – Focus Groups

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Plans to transform our hospital services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are underway. We want you, our local communities and patients, to have the opportunity to get involved and give your views and feedback to help inform and shape our plans to improve care for everyone.

The plans will see the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford specialise in planned care and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital specialise in emergency care. Patients benefit from:

  • fewer cancellations and delays for planned procedures,
  • and a more streamlined and effective emergency care service, with fewer ambulance handover delays, delivered from a dedicated, modern Emergency Department.
Help us develop two thriving hospital sites

We are organising focus groups which will meet regularly over the next three years as plans develop. The focus groups are aligned to the clinical workstreams within the HTP programme.

The next scheduled focus groups are:

  • Medicine, Emergency Care, Surgery, Anaesthetics, and Cancer – 3rd June 2024, 10:00-12:00
  • Women and Children’s – 7th June, 10:00-12:00
  • Children and Young People Focus Groups – 18th May 2024, (age 7 – 11) 09:30-11:00, (age 11 – 17) 11:30 – 13:00

‘Drop-in’ sessions in the local area

We are holding drop-in sessions for communities to attend. Clinicians and the programme team will attend each session to answer questions and explain the proposed clinically led model of care. The next drop in session with be on:

  • Wednesday 15th May, Age UK office, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HX, 13:00 – 16:00
    Thursday 23rd May, Wellington Market, TF1 1DT, 10:00 – 14:00
    Thursday 13th June, Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton, SY6 6BL, 10:00 – 13:00

Children and Young People Focus Groups

Next focus group – 18th May 2024, (age 7 – 11) 09:30-11:00, (age 11 – 17) 11:30 – 13:00.

If you would like to join this focus group, Please ask a parent/guardian to contact the hospital engagement team on 01743 492256 or email:

Quarterly Medicine and Emergency Care, Surgery, Anaesthetics, and Cancer Focus Groups

Next focus group – 3rd June 2024, 10:00-12:00

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Quarterly Women and Children’s Focus Groups

Next focus group – Friday 7th June 2024, 10:00-12:00

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Royal Shrewsbury Hospital New Main Entrance Focus Group

Learning Disability and Autism Focus Group

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These events will give you the latest update on the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP).