17 January 2020 People are being urged to use the right NHS service for their needs, as local health services have been put under increased pressure due to high demand across the county. Leaders from the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) are asking people to do what they can to prevent themselves becoming unwell and make [...]
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15 January 2020 The independent review into our maternity services was tonight the subject of an adjournment debate in Parliament. Below is a statement from our Chief Executive, Paula Clark: “In November, Donna Ockenden, the midwife leading the independent inquiry into our maternity services, made a public appeal for any families that had not had a chance to ask questions [...]
7 January 2020 The following information is from our colleagues at Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Health bosses at NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are advising residents that they do not need to see a GP with symptoms of a common cold. You can usually treat a cold at home or speak to your local pharmacist for advice on [...]
3 January 2020 2020 is the year SaTH team member Amanda Cheeseman will take her place on the start line of the 2020 London Marathon after successfully landing a place to raise money for the Trust’s charity. Amanda gained her place through a ballot for staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). Amanda, who lives near Wem, [...]
30 December 2019 The building which will house a new state-of-the-art Midwife Led Unit (MLU) at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford has been lifted into place. The new MLU, which is being created next to the Consultant Led Unit, will also allow The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs PRH, to create additional beds to [...]
23 December 2019 A new Swan Room has been created to provide dignity and privacy for patients at the end of life at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. Susan Jones and Val Alcock in the new Swan Room The latest Swan Room on Ward 32 Short Stay at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) was made [...]
18 December 2019 Demand is always high for NHS urgent and emergency services during winter and particularly at Christmas and new year. Pressure builds as the weather gets colder and plummeting temperatures can result in more people being admitted to hospital. As a result, the NHS has started planning earlier than ever before with hospitals, GPs, social services and other [...]
18 December 2019 Health and social care teams across Shropshire, and Telford & Wrekin, are reminding those eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up their flu jab. Flu is a highly infectious disease and is different to the common cold. Symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles and joint pain and fatigue. The free flu vaccination is offered [...]
18 December 2019 Staff at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals have been donating Christmas gifts for victims of domestic abuse. Postnatal Ward with their donations The Postnatal Ward at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) collected gifts for Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service. Meanwhile, Sarah Voice, Anticoagulation Nurse Specialist at the Trust, held a collection [...]
6 December 2019 Doctors and Nurses at Shropshire’s acute hospitals are to get support in the evenings, at weekends and during Bank Holidays in order to improve patient flow and reduce hospital length of stay. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is introducing its first cohort of Medical Assistants (MAs), who will work with Medical and Surgical staff. [...]