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Statement: Death of patients with COVID-19

4 June 2020 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is currently treating patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Sadly we can confirm that 151 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. One death has been announced today. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of [...]

Statement: Death of patients with COVID-192020-06-04T16:22:13+01:00

Coronavirus: Antibody testing to begin for NHS and care staff

3 June 2020 Tests for seeing if someone has had COVID-19 (coronavirus) are starting to be rolled out across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, for frontline health and care employees and hospital inpatients. The antibody test tells the person if they have had the virus or not, but not about any level of protection or immunity from getting the virus [...]

Coronavirus: Antibody testing to begin for NHS and care staff2020-06-03T15:20:43+01:00

Coronavirus: Updated advice for local people who are ‘shielding’

1 June 2020 The following information is from our partners at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) The UK Government has just updated its guidance for vulnerable people who are shielding, which now takes into account that COVID-19 disease levels are substantially lower than when shielding was initially introduced. Any people who are shielding in Shropshire or [...]

Coronavirus: Updated advice for local people who are ‘shielding’2020-06-01T18:02:17+01:00

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

28 May 2020 The new NHS Test and Trace service has been launched.  The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. From today, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include [...]

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service2020-05-28T09:34:46+01:00

Coronavirus testing: what you need to know

22 May 2020 Coronavirus testing in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin: what you need to know Who can get tested? Testing for coronavirus (Covid-19) has been expanded to everyone over the age of five with symptoms. People can ask for a test if they, or a member of their household, have the recent onset of any of the following symptoms: [...]

Coronavirus testing: what you need to know2020-05-22T14:44:41+01:00

The NHS is here for you this spring Bank Holiday

19 May 2020 The following information is from our partners at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Residents are urged to seek medical help should they need it this Spring Bank Holiday (Monday, 25 May) say health leaders at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups. Although GP practices will be closed this Spring bank holiday, [...]

The NHS is here for you this spring Bank Holiday2020-05-19T10:21:08+01:00

Trucks and lights to say: “Thank you NHS”

15 May 2020 The front of the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford has been lit up in rainbow colours as part of the weekly 'Clap for Carers' celebration and to mark the end of celebrations for International Day of the Midwife, International Nurses' Day and National Operating Department Practitioner Day. PRH lit up for #ClapForCarers Clare Walsgrove, [...]

Trucks and lights to say: “Thank you NHS”2020-05-15T14:30:20+01:00

Midwife scoops national award

6 May 2020 Rebeccah Davies A Midwife at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust(SaTH) has won a national award for her work in helping colleagues to support each other. Rebeccah Davies, Labour Ward Coordinator, was named the Gabby Dowds-Quinn Members’ Champion at this year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual awards, held on International Day of the [...]

Midwife scoops national award2020-05-06T11:49:34+01:00

Pregnant women encouraged to keep accessing Maternity Services during COVID-19 outbreak

5 May 2020 SaTH is committed to maintaining the safety of its staff and Maternity Services users and remains open for care during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Nicola Wenlock, Directory of Midwifery, said: “During the COVID-19 outbreak, pregnant women may feel anxious about accessing our Maternity Services. We want to make it clear that we are taking full precautions, in [...]

Pregnant women encouraged to keep accessing Maternity Services during COVID-19 outbreak2020-05-05T14:24:09+01:00

People worried about cancer symptoms should contact their GP

5 May 2020 Health bosses at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging people to contact their GP if they are worried about any potential cancer symptoms. The NHS is still here to help and the coronavirus outbreak should not prevent people from contacting their GP practice to discuss concerns about any health condition - especially [...]

People worried about cancer symptoms should contact their GP2020-05-05T12:30:37+01:00