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Patients should not turn up for blood tests if they have been cancelled

Issued on behalf of NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 13 September 2021 Patients in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are being reminded that only urgent clinical blood tests are going ahead because of a global shortage of blood bottles. Patients should not turn up for blood test appointments if they have been cancelled. NHS England (NHSE) [...]

Patients should not turn up for blood tests if they have been cancelled2021-09-13T17:19:26+01:00

Online booking service for blood tests to be paused because of global blood bottle shortage

1 September 2021 Patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being advised that the online booking service for blood tests is temporarily unavailable. NHS England (NHSE) has requested all providers take action to reduce the use of blood bottles because of a global shortage. The online booking service is operated by SaTH. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health [...]

Online booking service for blood tests to be paused because of global blood bottle shortage2021-09-01T08:57:43+01:00

New pregnancy care service launched

5 August 2021 A new way for women and their families across the region to keep track of their pregnancy journey is to be rolled-out at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals. SaTH will start using the new electronic system, called BadgerNet, from 9 August, in a move that will give birthing women greater control over their pregnancy record [...]

New pregnancy care service launched2021-08-05T12:54:29+01:00

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at RSH and PRH

16 July 2021 The requirements to wear a face covering and social distance at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will remain in place after Monday 19 July, as will the restrictions on visiting, to help control the spread of COVID-19. The announcement follows the issuing of national guidance from Public Health England. Although [...]

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at RSH and PRH2021-09-01T08:59:28+01:00

Online booking system for blood tests launched

19 July 2021 A new online booking system has launched for patients in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin requiring a blood test. The new self-book system has been introduced by SaTH for its blood testing service. Patients aged 16-years-old or over can now book their own appointment at a time of their choice, and at a venue from one of [...]

Online booking system for blood tests launched2021-07-20T08:48:52+01:00

Skylights installed on hospital ward in loving memory of patient

13 July 2021 Six beautiful skylights have been installed in side rooms on a ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in memory of a patient, to bring joy and comfort to those being cared for. Derek Saffhill and his family donated £3,000 to SaTH Charity in memory of his wife Lorraine who died on Ward 23 in May last [...]

Skylights installed on hospital ward in loving memory of patient2021-07-14T10:25:44+01:00

Generous donations help Swan Fund reach nearly £60,000

10 July 2021 A fund set up to benefit patients who are receiving end of life care, and their families, has raised nearly £60,000 since its launch six years ago. The Swan Fund was set up by Jules Lewis, End of Life Care Facilitator SaTH, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. Jules [...]

Generous donations help Swan Fund reach nearly £60,0002021-07-10T16:57:21+01:00

Online booking system to be launched for patients requiring a blood test

6 July 2021 A new online booking system is to be launched for patients in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin requiring a blood test. The new self-book system is being introduced by SaTH for its blood testing service. From 19 July, patients aged 16-years-old or over will be able to book their own appointment at a time of their choice, [...]

Online booking system to be launched for patients requiring a blood test2021-07-08T13:37:33+01:00

Garden to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore to be unveiled at PRH

2 July 2021 A garden created to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will be unveiled on 5 July – the day the NHS celebrates its 73rd birthday. An unused courtyard has been transformed into a haven for rest and reflection for staff at the Trust as well as patients and visitors. It [...]

Garden to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore to be unveiled at PRH2021-07-02T14:20:27+01:00

Hospitals celebrate ODPs working in theatres

14 May 2021 They play a crucial role behind the closed doors of the theatres. Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) support the anaesthetic, surgery and recovery teams – and care for patients undergoing surgical procedures – every day at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. During the pandemic, they saw their roles change with many [...]

Hospitals celebrate ODPs working in theatres2021-05-14T11:58:12+01:00