22 February 2023 People in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being encouraged to ‘Think which service?’ before acting when deciding on which local service is right for their healthcare needs, as part of a new local NHS campaign. The campaign aims to help people get quicker urgent care in the most appropriate place and highlights NHS 111 online, the Minor [...]
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14 February 2023 Communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are to benefit from exciting plans to transform care, experience and facilities at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. It is part of long-term plans to develop two thriving hospitals for everyone. Construction works are progressing well on a £24million planned care hub at PRH, with plans also [...]
6 February 2023 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is shining a spotlight on its apprentices during National Apprentice Week (6-12 February). It is celebrating and raising awareness about the diverse and wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities that are available at SaTH and rest of the NHS. This year’s theme is ‘Skills for Life’. The week will reflect [...]
12 January 2023 We are pleased to confirm the appointment of Dr John Jones as the Trust’s Medical Director, following a rigorous recruitment process. Dr Jones, the acting Medical Director, brings significant strategic and clinical experience to the Trust. He has been a consultant physician and gastroenterologist at the Trust for 19 years, working in both of our hospitals. Having [...]
First Midlands research collaboration to focus on patient safety, benefitting local maternity service users
Patients across the Midlands region are set to benefit from the first Midlands research collaboration which will see digital tools brought into maternal and acute care settings to improve patient safety and reduce the risk of harm. The newly announced National institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Midlands Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC) will bring together NHS trusts, universities, [...]
4 January 2023 As COVID-19, flu and other respiratory infection rates in our local communities rise, and we continue to see new cases in our hospitals, it is vital that we all stay vigilant and help to keep each other and our patients safe. This is why we have made the decision to re-introduce mandatory mask-wearing, unless medically exempt. Please [...]
21 December 2022 Health and Care services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are under extreme pressure. Health and care leaders are urging people to do their bit to help support services by choosing the best service for their needs if they are ill or injured over the busy festive period. Rising Covid-19 numbers, high demand for services and ongoing challenges [...]
We are working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible, and patients should continue to attend appointments as planned unless contacted to reschedule. Nobody should put off seeking urgent or emergency care during the strikes, with key services continuing to operate. Please see below for FAQS: What is happening? Trade unions representing NHS staff [...]
15 December 2022 The NHS is working hard to keep patients safe during strikes, while delivering the best care possible. Our services are not affected by today’s strike action, so please continue to attend appointments as planned unless we contact you to reschedule.
7 December 2022 Local Shrewsbury-based GP Dr Charlotte Hart has spoken out this week on the upsurge in cases of Group A Strep and scarlet fever. Speaking in a live interview on local radio station BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday, Dr Hart explained the symptoms parents should watch out for, and signposted to the most appropriate NHS service. Dr Hart said: [...]