8 November 2019 A 24-hour flu ‘Jabathon’ will be held at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals for staff to be vaccinated to protect themselves, their patients and their colleagues this winter. Hundreds of staff are expected to be vaccinated during the Jabathon, which will start at 9.30am on Wednesday (13 November) and run until 9.30am on Thursday (14 November), at both [...]
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5 November 2019 SaTH has received the highest grade for infection control following a recent inspection by NHS regulators. The Trust improved its position to ‘Infection Prevention Level Green’ - the highest of three assessment gradings - after a visit from NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) in October. Dr Debra Adams, NHSE/I’s Head of Infection Prevention and Control for [...]
29 October 2019 Outpatient services at Shrewsbury Midwife Led Unit (MLU) are relocating from next week. The services – which include the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS), antenatal and scanning – will be provided from Mytton Oak House, based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) from Monday 4 November. The move will allow fire regulation works currently under way in [...]
28 October 2019 An innovative new ‘passport’ which enables patients who are at end of life to spend precious time with their pets is being launched in Shropshire’s acute hospitals. The Pet Passport scheme enables friends and relatives to bring in pets to visit their owners who are patients receiving end of life care at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and [...]
18 October 2019 Nearly 180 new nurses are to join SaTH to help improve the quality of care for patients. The 176 nurses have been recruited by the Trust to work across its hospitals - The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. They have been recruited from India and will start to arrive in [...]
7 October 2019 The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) has donated nearly £150,000 towards three new life-saving ultrasound machines for critically ill patients. The donation included £1,250 raised by the family of Graham Boyle from a charity football match they organised as a thank you for the care he received in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) [...]
2 October 2019 A couple have raised more than £1,200 for the Neonatal Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) as a thank you for the ‘amazing care’ given to their eight-month-old son. Morty Hill spent nearly ten weeks in the unit, based in the Shropshire Women & Children’s Centre at PRH in Telford, after he was born 10 weeks [...]
30 September 2019 A nurse is to run the 2020 London Marathon in memory of her father who died after a battle with brain cancer. Abbie is taking on the 2020 London Marathon Abbie Bailey-Smith, who works as a Staff Nurse in Endoscopy at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, will take on the race in April next [...]
27 September 2019 More than 20 Swan Rooms, which provide privacy and dignity for patients at the end of life, have been created at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. The latest Swan Room has opened on Ward 7 (Short Stay Medical) at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. It brings the total number of Swan Rooms at both the PRH [...]
24 September 2019 The League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) has helped to fund new Radiology equipment which will help improve patient care. Peter Crinson, Gill Mattey and Debbie Jones from the LoF with Graham Kelly The LoF has donated £48,695 towards four new reporting monitors which are used to provide clinical reports on patients’ [...]