More than 100 members of our community joined an About Health event where they found out the latest on the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) and what this means for our services. Thank you to everyone who joined last night’s (Tuesday 24 January) livestream and to those who submitted their questions in advance of the session. It’s really important that we [...]
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I would like to reassure you that we along with our health and social care partners are doing all we can to keep disruption to a minimum as today and tomorrow sees strike action by nurses and the ambulance service next Monday. Nurses at our hospitals will not be taking part in the action by the Royal College of Nursing [...]
17 January 2023 Self-service kiosks have been launched in a pilot scheme at one of the county’s acute hospitals’ Accident and Emergency departments to ensure that patients are directed to the most appropriate place for their care. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has introduced the urgent care self-service tool, also known as the streaming and redirection tool, [...]
Ambulance strike action is due to take place today and we along with our partners in the health and social care system are working hard to keep our community and patients at our hospitals safe while delivering the best possible care. If you have an appointment please attend as planned unless we contact you to reschedule. Key services will carry [...]
Health and care services have been under extreme pressure over the Christmas and New Year period and there appears to be no easing of the situation. The pressures across the health and social care system include demand for urgent and emergency care. We have seen rising numbers of COVID and flu cases in our hospitals and the community, which has [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin launches a ‘Winter Control Room’ in preparation for the challenging winter ahead
Issued by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System 1 December 2022 Today, NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin has launched a seven-day control centre to manage demand and capacity across the county as health and social care services face one of their toughest ever winters. The Winter Control Room, which is based at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, will use multi-agency data [...]
As a trust, we are working hard and doing everything we can to provide the best possible care for our patients and reduce waiting times for treatment. We are all aware of the challenges faced by our health and social care system and together with our partners we are exploring all possible ways of improving any waits. COVID-19 and shortages [...]