31 March 2021 A patient who feared he would never walk again after contracting COVID-19 has sent a heartfelt message of thanks to staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) – and showed off his dance moves into the bargain. Mick Hazeldene Mick Hazeldene, 65, was transferred to RSH after initially being treated at Royal Stoke University Hospital. [...]
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26 March 2021 A temporary change in the opening hours will be put in place at the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin COVID-19 vaccination centres due to the well-publicised reduction in national vaccine supply. Supplies are said to be reducing from Thursday, 1 April for a period of 3-4 weeks and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin's appointment system is being [...]
24 March 2021 Urgent Care will return to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford on Monday (29 March 2021). The Urgent Treatment Centre at PRH was temporarily relocated to Bridgnorth Minor Injury Unit (MIU) as part of Shropshire’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of COVID-positive patients at Shropshire’s acute hospitals continuing to fall, the Urgent Treatment [...]
19 March 2021 NHS England has today announced the roll out of 13 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) nationally, with effect from 1 April 2021. This represents a major milestone in the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of this, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin will become an ICS from 1 April 2021, providing a joined up approach to planning and [...]
9 March 2021 As an RAF weapons technician who served three tours in Iraq, Paul Twitchell saw the trauma of combat at first hand. What he witnessed affected him deeply, leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attempted suicide. Paul Twitchell Thankfully, Paul survived and, after being diagnosed with PTSD and getting the help he needed, gained [...]
9 March 2021 Vaccination is widely recognised as the fastest route out of the COVID-19 pandemic – but a robust testing regime is also vital to the full restoration of all health services. Early in the pandemic, a testing service was established in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. That service now provides tests for patients ahead of planned surgery and [...]
8 March 2021 The battle to beat coronavirus in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin is being boosted with nearly 1,000 new staff members recruited to join the area’s vaccination service. Vaccinators, Healthcare Assistants, Administrators and Car Park Marshalls are all being brought in to join the team on the COVID-19 frontline. They arrive at a key time for the vaccination [...]
2 March 2021 An appeal is being made for knitters to help create blankets and bags for patients living with dementia, while they are staying at Shropshire’s acute hospitals. The Dementia Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is looking for people to knit or donate knitted blankets. The colourful blankets help patients, particularly those with dementia, [...]
26 February 2021 “At that time, I knew nothing about this rare disease. There was little information and guidance available outside of the hospital setting.” These are the words of Linda Bradbury, a training and support officer at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. [...]
23 February 2021 From today, unpaid carers aged 18-64 can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment via the national booking system without receiving a letter. To be eligible, they need to be in receipt of carer’s allowance. They can book online at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free of charge, between 7am and 11pm, seven-days-a-week. Carers aged 18-64 who do not receive [...]