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New model of care launched for joint replacement patients   

12 July 2019 A new model of care has been launched at SaTH to improve outcomes and reduce the length of stay in hospital for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements. It follows a successful year-long pilot of an Enhanced Recovery programme at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford for those having elective surgery for joint replacements. This new [...]

New model of care launched for joint replacement patients   2019-07-12T11:49:25+01:00

Ward closed at RSH due to cases of diarrhoea and vomiting

11 July 2019 A ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) has been closed following a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting. Ward 23 has been closed after norovirus has been confirmed; and visiting restrictions to the ward are in place. Nigel Lee, Chief Operating Officer at SaTH, which runs RSH and the Princess Royal in Telford, said: “Unfortunately, [...]

Ward closed at RSH due to cases of diarrhoea and vomiting2019-07-11T14:16:19+01:00

Family thanks quick-thinking hospital porter

11 July 2019 A family has praised a quick-thinking porter at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford who performed emergency CPR on their seven-week-old son when he unexpectedly stopped breathing. Sarah and Mike Clifford, of Telford, said if it hadn’t been for the actions of Chargehand Porter, Nick Evans, their baby son Logan wouldn’t be here today.   [...]

Family thanks quick-thinking hospital porter2019-07-11T11:50:26+01:00

Pupils raise more than £3,700 for SaTH’s end of life care fund

5 July 2019 Pupils at a school in Shrewsbury have donated more than £3,700 to a fund set up to benefit patients at the end of life at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. The Priory School presented a cheque for £3,732.32 to SaTH's Swan Fund this week. The Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals, intends to use [...]

Pupils raise more than £3,700 for SaTH’s end of life care fund2019-07-05T11:22:16+01:00

Shrewsbury Town’s Josh Laurent to start off SaTH’s charity fun runners

3 July 2019 Shrewsbury Town footballer Josh Laurent will officially kick off SaTH's charity 5k Fun Run and Fun Day on Saturday. The STFC first team regular will start off around 150 fun runners at 9.30am at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). All the money raised from the run is being donated to SaTH’s Living Well with Dementia Appeal. There [...]

Shrewsbury Town’s Josh Laurent to start off SaTH’s charity fun runners2019-07-03T12:20:14+01:00

Shropshire nurse Erica is thanked by PM at Downing Street

28 June 2019 A specialist nurse from SaTH was thanked by the Prime Minister at a reception in Downing Street for her work helping people living with diabetes. Erica Richardson, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, was invited to meet Theresa May at Number 10, along with other NHS staff, diabetes charity workers and innovators looking at prevention, care and researching a [...]

Shropshire nurse Erica is thanked by PM at Downing Street2019-06-28T12:37:28+01:00

Two more doctors’ houses renovated at PRH thanks to community support

26 June 2019 Two more houses which will accommodate junior doctors working at SaTH have been completed – thanks to community support. The houses at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford were completed last week and will accommodate a total of eight doctors. It brings the total number of houses now refurbished at PRH to four, with work due [...]

Two more doctors’ houses renovated at PRH thanks to community support2019-06-26T15:33:30+01:00

Donation helps to create patient-friendly waiting room

13 June 2019 The waiting room at The Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre has been re-designed thanks to generous donations from patients. The fertility centre, based at the Severn Fields Health Village in Shrewsbury, now has comfortable new tub chairs thanks to fundraising by former patients who set up a charitable account called “Hope for Life”. Staff at [...]

Donation helps to create patient-friendly waiting room2019-06-13T15:27:09+01:00

Trust part of programme to help reduce risk of cerebral palsy

10 June 2019 SaTH is part of a national programme which aims to reduce the incidence of cerebral palsy in pre-term babies. It means that mums-to-be who go into early labour (before 30 weeks) will be offered magnesium sulphate during their labour to help reduce the risk of cerebral palsy in their babies. The Trust has launched PReCePT (The Prevention [...]

Trust part of programme to help reduce risk of cerebral palsy2019-06-10T15:49:14+01:00

Developing the nursing workforce in Shropshire

6 June 2019 The University of Wolverhampton, which is working in partnership with SaTH, is investing in new facilities to train the next generation of nurses at its Telford Campus and meet local healthcare demand. A £180,000 new skills lab or ‘mock ward’ has been created at the Priorslee Campus after the University received approval to deliver nursing on-site from [...]

Developing the nursing workforce in Shropshire2019-06-06T13:21:33+01:00