20 January 2022 People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to grab a jab this week with at least 16 walk-in sites available across the county. The NHS is launching a week of walk-ins which means that many people are now closer than ever to a walk-in vaccination site and getting protected from the dangers of the Covid-19 variant, Omicron and Long Covid. [...]
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13 January 2022 Thanks to the incredible efforts of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin NHS partners, local councils, and volunteers, over 84.5% of eligible adults across the county have now received their booster jab. This follows a monumental effort from all involved over the past three to four weeks, over the Christmas period, where many people have given up their time [...]
13 January 2022 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s Neonatal Unit has achieved the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Stage One accreditation. The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) is a global programme first launched in 1994, and extended to neonatal units in 2012, by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation to support breastfeeding and parent-infant relationships by improving standards of care. [...]
13 January 2022 In light of new national guidance and the rise in COVID-19 cases, we’ve had to make a few changes to our visiting arrangements. At the start of the pandemic, we made the very difficult decision to suspend visiting at our hospitals to protect our patients and keep people safe from COVID-19. This unfortunately must remain the case [...]
11 January 2022 An Academy to train Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs) at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is to be launched next week. SaTH and partner organisations within the county’s health and care system have teamed up with Telford College to launch the six-month pilot programme for HCSWs employed within the system. It starts on January [...]
10 January 2022 Since December, more than 24 people experiencing homelessness in Shrewsbury have received extra protection against COVID-19 after attending an outreach clinic provided by Riverside Medical Practice at the Shrewsbury Ark, a charity that provides ongoing support and day centre facilities for the homeless and vulnerable in our community. Six homeless people attended a vaccination clinic on Friday, [...]
31 December 2021 As we welcome in the New Year, the vaccine programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is counting on the support of local people to help protect frontline services by taking up the vaccine offer as soon as they can. Health and care staff working in hospitals and in the community are at an increasing risk of catching [...]
21 December 2021 The turbo-charged booster vaccine campaign has broken through a key landmark in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin – with 50,000 people having received their jabs. It comes just eight days after the national effort launched on Monday 13 December to deliver up to 18.3 million boosters by 31 December. In Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin that equates to more [...]
20 December 2021 Shrewsbury Town captain Elliott Bennett was one of several club stars to get their covid booster jab as Bob the Vaccination Bus dropped in on the Montgomery Waters Meadow for his busiest day ever. It was the finale to a perfect Saturday for Bennett – who had just come off the pitch after helping his team to [...]
17 December 2021 More than 20,000 vaccine jabs are up for grabs this weekend as the booster programme in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin gears up for a Super Saturday and Sunday. And anyone still waiting to come forward for their booster is being urged to act now – giving greater peace of mind as families and friends get ready to [...]