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Alternative A&E entrance at RSH due to building work

12 October 2020 Due to ongoing work on the Same Day Emergency Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, alternative pedestrian access will be in place this week. On October 13 and 14, pedestrian access will be: 7am - 6pm: via Outpatients 6pm - 7am: via the Emergency Department door marked "Ambulance Entrance".

Alternative A&E entrance at RSH due to building work2020-10-16T12:22:23+01:00

Statement in relation to CQC action

12 October 2020 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has fined The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust £4,000 in relation to the triage of patients in our Emergency Departments. A spokesperson for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “We have made important changes to our processes in our Emergency Departments and these, along with a successful recruitment [...]

Statement in relation to CQC action2020-10-12T11:50:06+01:00

Additional imaging facilities in place

8 October 2020 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has secured additional imaging equipment to increase the number of patients that can be scanned as it continues to restore services following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. SaTH, which runs The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford (PRH), is also looking at ways [...]

Additional imaging facilities in place2020-10-08T16:53:20+01:00

Hospital car parking charges to resume from 1 November 2020

8 October 2020 Car parking charges for visitors and patients will be re-introduced at Shropshire’s acute hospitals from 1 November following the end of Government financial support for the income lost and for furloughed workers financial support to businesses. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford are among the last in the region to [...]

Hospital car parking charges to resume from 1 November 20202020-10-08T17:01:35+01:00

Health leaders back ‘Step Up Shropshire’ campaign

5 October 2020 The following information is from our partners at Shropshire Council: Shropshire’s health leaders are urging Shropshire residents to ‘Step Up’ in the fight against coronavirus and help avoid another lockdown. Last week saw the launch of ‘Step Up Shropshire’ – a new local public health campaign to encourage the county to play their part in minimising the [...]

Health leaders back ‘Step Up Shropshire’ campaign2020-10-16T12:26:56+01:00

Trust Board meeting to be streamed live

5 October 2020 This week’s meeting of the Board of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will be streamed live on Microsoft Teams. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the meeting, which will take place on Thursday (8 October) from 1pm, will be held virtually. Papers for the meeting can be found here. However, as part of SaTH’s [...]

Trust Board meeting to be streamed live2020-10-05T13:33:17+01:00

First SaTH patient receives plasma treatment in coronavirus trial

25 September 2020 The first patient in Shropshire’s acute hospitals, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has been treated with plasma as part of a nationwide trial aimed at identifying effective treatments for the disease. The treatment involves the administration of ‘convalescent plasma’ which is taken from the blood of people who have had COVID-19 (coronavirus) and which may contain [...]

First SaTH patient receives plasma treatment in coronavirus trial2020-10-16T12:27:02+01:00

Flu jab invitations ‘on their way’

23 September 2020 The following information is from colleagues at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Flu vaccination invitations are on their way by post, text message or phone call, say health bosses at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). GP practices across the county are now rolling out their vaccination programmes and Shropshire [...]

Flu jab invitations ‘on their way’2020-10-16T12:22:32+01:00

Launch of ‘Continuity of Carer’ midwifery teams

22 September 2020 Designated teams of Midwives will care for women at all stages throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond in a scheme being piloted at Shropshire’s acute hospitals. Continuity of Carer is a key recommendation of NHS England's Better Births report and aims to make maternity care more personalised, informed and safe. The new way of working means that [...]

Launch of ‘Continuity of Carer’ midwifery teams2020-09-22T12:09:12+01:00

Cancer appointments must not be missed, says senior health leader

21 September 2020 The following information is from colleagues at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Do not miss your cancer appointments is the message from a senior health leader at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). During the first Committees in Common Board Meeting of the county’s two CCGs, Dr Julie Davies, Head [...]

Cancer appointments must not be missed, says senior health leader2020-09-21T15:22:24+01:00