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CQC reports good progress at SaTH since last inspection, with more to go

15 May 2024 The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported progress across a number of key areas and services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), with the Trust improving its overall rating from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’. Following an inspection in October 2023, and a well-led Inspection in November 2023, the Trust is now rated as [...]

CQC reports good progress at SaTH since last inspection, with more to go2024-05-15T06:33:32+01:00

Relocation of some blood test services to help improve patient waiting times

10 May 2024 Some phlebotomy (blood test) services at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford are being relocated to support and improve waiting times for patients who need urgent care. The services, which are currently housed in the Mallings Health building, will be moved to the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford from Monday 13 May. The relocation will [...]

Relocation of some blood test services to help improve patient waiting times2024-05-10T15:56:23+01:00

Pregnant women in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the whooping cough vaccine

10 May 2024 With cases of whooping cough increasing across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, pregnant women are being encouraged to come forward for a vaccination as babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes. It spreads very easily [...]

Pregnant women in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the whooping cough vaccine2024-05-10T13:11:38+01:00

Notice of construction works at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

25 April 2024 Please be aware that from Friday 26 April to Wednesday 1 May there will be ongoing survey works outside the Outpatients entrance of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). The works will then move to the grass mound over the next week. These works are part of the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP) enabling works, and will involve [...]

Notice of construction works at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital2024-04-26T08:58:04+01:00

NHS Booking System now open for Spring Covid-19 Vaccinations

17 April 2024 The NHS National Booking System is now open for spring Covid-19 vaccination bookings, with those eligible, able to book appointments from next week. Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust (ShropCom) are urging people at increased risk from severe illness, including those aged 75 or over (on 30 June 2024) and people with a weakened immune system or [...]

NHS Booking System now open for Spring Covid-19 Vaccinations2024-04-17T10:18:11+01:00

Faster diagnosis for patients as new service launched

27 March 2024 A new teledermatology service has been launched at the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford, helping patients to have a faster diagnosis and treatment for skin cancer. The service, run by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, involves a qualified professional clinical photographer taking a series of digital photographs of a patient’s skin lesion. The [...]

Faster diagnosis for patients as new service launched2024-04-10T14:13:54+01:00

Think measles

23 February 2024 UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has reported an increase in measles across the country. Anyone with symptoms is being advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice. This will help to stop the virus spreading.  Measles symptoms to be aware of include: high fever sore, red, watery eyes coughing aching [...]

Think measles2024-02-23T13:30:34+00:00

Junior doctor strike action

21 February 2024 The NHS is working hard to keep patients safe during planned strikes while delivering the best care possible, and patients should continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to reschedule. The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced junior doctors will take strike action from 7am on Saturday 24 February to 11:59pm on Wednesday 28 February. [...]

Junior doctor strike action2024-02-22T09:37:21+00:00

Full Planning Permission granted for new healthcare facilities at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

22 January 2024 Plans to improve hospital care for all our communities in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid-Wales have taken a significant step forward, with full planning permission granted for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital development. The approved design for new building at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site. This follows the welcome news of the formal approval [...]

Full Planning Permission granted for new healthcare facilities at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital2024-03-06T15:20:50+00:00

Trust appoints Integrated Health Projects as its design and construction partner for its Hospitals Transformation Programme

15 January 2024 In another major milestone, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has appointed Integrated Health Projects (IHP) as its design and construction partner to progress the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP). Following a robust procurement process, the announcement of IHP - the Joint Venture between VINCI Building and Sir Robert McAlpine - as the Trust’s [...]

Trust appoints Integrated Health Projects as its design and construction partner for its Hospitals Transformation Programme2024-03-06T15:21:00+00:00