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Calling all knitters: blankets wanted for patients with dementia

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, [...]

Calling all knitters: blankets wanted for patients with dementia2021-03-02T12:43:02+00:00

Rare Disease Day shines a light on conditions which affects 300 million people worldwide

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. [...]

Rare Disease Day shines a light on conditions which affects 300 million people worldwide2021-02-26T11:47:16+00:00

Unpaid carers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations

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 [...]

Unpaid carers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations2021-02-23T16:43:11+00:00

Share your experience of NHS blood taking services

18 February 2021 The following information is from our partners at Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) ‘Tell us about your experience of the blood taking (phlebotomy) services’ is the message to patients from health leaders at NHS Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). A patient experience survey, which has been launched by local [...]

Share your experience of NHS blood taking services2021-02-18T16:20:55+00:00

Fertility Services lead appointed to national board

17 February 2021 The Head of Fertility Services at the Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has been appointed by the Government to the board of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). Jason Kasraie As a member of the HFEA, , the body that governs and regulates assisted conception treatment and human gamete and embryo research, [...]

Fertility Services lead appointed to national board2021-02-17T10:37:01+00:00

Gallery owner teams up with artist to donate ‘Superman’ NHS art to SaTH as thank you for relative’s treatment

16 February 2021 A gallery owner has teamed up with an artist to donate an incredible piece of art to Shropshire’s acute hospitals as a thank you for the treatment given to a family member. Jonathan Soden presenting the artwork to Claire Baker The artwork, donated by Jonathan Soden and artist Nick Veasey, to The Shrewsbury and Telford [...]

Gallery owner teams up with artist to donate ‘Superman’ NHS art to SaTH as thank you for relative’s treatment2021-02-16T15:55:40+00:00

More people to be offered COVID-19 vaccine as local NHS hits its targets

16 February 2021 Having successfully offered the vaccine to all those in the top four priority groups, the NHS in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin has now started vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable to COVID-19. Letters are being sent from the National Booking Service inviting people aged over 65 to book an appointment [...]

More people to be offered COVID-19 vaccine as local NHS hits its targets2021-02-16T11:28:25+00:00

Residents urged to get COVID-19 test if concerned about any symptoms

12 February 2021 Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Public Health leaders are urging residents to get a COVID-19 test if concerned about any possible symptoms – even if they aren’t the main ones. Alongside the three main symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change or loss in sense of smell or taste), some people may experience [...]

Residents urged to get COVID-19 test if concerned about any symptoms2021-02-15T10:43:19+00:00

Donation to ITU staff in memory of patient who died after contracting COVID-19

5 February 2021 Donations have been sent to staff on the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford in memory of a patient who sadly died after contracting COVID-19. Steve Poulter The family of Stephen Poulter said they could not thank ITU staff enough for the care they gave Steve right up to [...]

Donation to ITU staff in memory of patient who died after contracting COVID-192021-02-05T10:55:40+00:00

Hospital staff enjoy pizzas thanks to Telford man’s £600 fundraiser

4 February 2021 Staff at Shropshire’s acute hospitals have enjoyed a delicious mid-week treat thanks to the fundraising effort of one man who was inspired by a Tweet he saw while settling down for a takeaway pizza. Martyn Haynes from Telford raised an incredible £600 after posting on social media that he wanted to do send pizzas to the A&E [...]

Hospital staff enjoy pizzas thanks to Telford man’s £600 fundraiser2021-02-03T16:52:52+00:00