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Maternity update from our Director of Nursing, Hayley Flavell

20 September 2021 Given the current pressures in the NHS generally and at SaTH specifically, and the uncertainties these might be causing, we thought it would be useful to give an update on the position of our maternity services. With COVID-19 numbers still high – certain parts of the local communities around our hospitals have infection rates significantly above the [...]

Maternity update from our Director of Nursing, Hayley Flavell2021-09-20T11:45:30+01:00

Update on elective surgery

10 September 2021 Update on elective surgery In line with the pressures being experienced nationally across the NHS, our hospitals are continuing to see very high levels of demands for patients needing urgent care, as well as rising numbers of COVID-19 patients needing inpatient care. “To manage this demand and ensure that these patients receive the urgent treatment they need, [...]

Update on elective surgery2021-09-10T12:19:44+01:00

Trust welcomes decision of Independent Reconfiguration Panel to move forward with NHS Future Fit plans

3 October 2019 The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has welcomed a decision to move forward with plans to transform hospital services for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has accepted advice from an independent panel of experts that the reconfiguration of the Princess [...]

Trust welcomes decision of Independent Reconfiguration Panel to move forward with NHS Future Fit plans2020-02-20T10:04:49+00:00

Think twice before asking your GP to prescribe over-the-counter medicines

Think twice ...before asking your GP to prescribe over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol for common or short-term ailments. Shropshire practices spend £1.3M on medicines which are easily available to purchase from your local pharmacy or supermarkets. SHROPSHIRE CCG supports GPs to reduce their prescribing of these products: Patients should keep a small supply of simple treatments in their own medicine [...]

Think twice before asking your GP to prescribe over-the-counter medicines2017-08-22T14:09:32+01:00

Supporting armed Services at SaTH

Reserves Day is taking place on 21 June this year, which offers the trust the opportunity to publicly recognise and celebrate the contribution reservists make to our country and NHS. The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and as such are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability [...]

Supporting armed Services at SaTH2017-06-20T10:42:36+01:00

6 months since we launched the new website

So its been 6 months since the new website launched, wow that flew by. As the Web Development Team our aim is to continually improve your web experience. Your views are very important to us as they help to improve the service we provide. We welcome any kind of feedback regarding the website, whether positive or negative as this helps [...]

6 months since we launched the new website2017-04-03T07:44:34+01:00

Safest & Kindest newsletter: Spring 2017

We have today issued the first edition of Safest & Kindest, a new public newsletter of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). In this 16-page newsletter (found Here) you can read about: How consultants have explored the benefits and pitfalls of transforming emergency care from other organisations. This is on page 4 An innovative new cancer App, funded by [...]

Safest & Kindest newsletter: Spring 20172017-03-07T12:01:21+00:00

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Plan update

“The following information is from our partners at the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)". The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Plan (Related post can be found here) has been updated recently to build on our earlier progress and it takes account of feedback we have received from many of our key stakeholders. Our 18 partner organisations will continue to [...]

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Plan update2017-02-24T10:16:41+00:00

Is it love or is it Sepsis?

Roses are red, Violets are blue, if you’re unsure about Sepsis, we’ll give you a clue! Sister Sharon Hollister, from Ward 17 at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, is presented with one of the cards by Dr Edwin Borman, Medical Director. The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is using Valentine’s Day to help spread [...]

Is it love or is it Sepsis?2017-03-08T08:57:43+00:00