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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
7 September 2020 During Organ Donation Week, September 7 to 13, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) are urging people to talk to their families about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. Fiona Deakin, Specialist Nurse for Organ [...]
7 September 2020 Debbie Snooke during her previous skydive A Nurse at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals has signed up for her second skydive, after enjoying the first one so much! Debbie Snooke will be raising money for SaTH Charity’s end of life care Swan Fund when she takes part in the tandem skydive on 26 [...]
4 September 2020 An innovative scheme at Shropshire’s acute hospitals, which is designed to transform the lives of people living with cancer, has been shortlisted for a national award. Jessica Greenwood The Living With and Beyond Cancer Programme, which was developed by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, has been [...]
3 September 2020 The use of single-use plastic at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has nearly halved in the last 12 months. Catering Operations Manager Ian Stuart with biodegradable straws The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford - run by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) - have seen a 47% decrease [...]
Please note: a more recent update on the Phlebotomy service can be found here. 28 August 2020 The blood taking (phlebotomy) service, which was relocated to community buildings in response to COVID-19, will be returning to Shropshire’s two acute hospitals from Tuesday, 1 September 2020 as an appointment only service. The service provided by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS [...]
28 August 2020 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has appointed Hayley Flavell as Director of Nursing, replacing Maggie Bayley, Interim Chief Nurse. Hayley Flavell, new Director of Nursing Hayley is currently Deputy Chief Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), with significant experience in senior nursing leadership roles, with a current focus on quality, [...]