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Study shows Shropshire’s Colorectal Surgery unit is one of the biggest in the country

Shropshire has one of the largest colorectal cancer units in the country – and the service could grow even further if plans to transform health facilities in the county go ahead, surgeons vowed today. A total of 936 planned Colorectal Cancer operations for potential cure were carried out in the past five years at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) [...]

Study shows Shropshire’s Colorectal Surgery unit is one of the biggest in the country2017-03-08T09:20:19+00:00

Working together to help patients recuperate following a stay in hospital

Patients across Shropshire are receiving a variety of services to help them recuperate thanks to close working between Therapists at Shropshire’s acute hospitals and in the community. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s (SaTH) Therapy teams provide support to patients needing everything from physiotherapy and occupational therapy to those needing support with their speech and language or with their [...]

Working together to help patients recuperate following a stay in hospital2017-02-18T15:25:02+00:00

Recent temporary closures of our Midwife Led Units

Several temporary closures of our Midwife Led Units (MLU) took place during December 2016. The temporary closures were as follows: Sunday 25 December 2016: Bridgnorth MLU and Shrewsbury MLU were both temporarily closed from 8pm until 8am. Thursday 29 December 2016: Oswestry MLU was temporarily closed from 8pm until 8am. Friday 31 December 2016: Ludlow MLU was temporarily closed from [...]

Recent temporary closures of our Midwife Led Units2017-01-03T12:11:58+00:00

Jim’s new lease of life after losing 10 stone following bariatric surgery in Shropshire

Jim Findler before A West Midlands man lost almost 10 stone in weight and has been given a new lease of life - thanks to bariatric surgery in Shropshire. Father-of-two Jim Findler, from Bilston, near Wolverhampton, had life-changing gastric bypass surgery at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in October 2015. Previously he was extremely unhappy with his weight and [...]

Jim’s new lease of life after losing 10 stone following bariatric surgery in Shropshire2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00

Hospitals decked with boughs of holly as staff mark Christmas with colourful decorations

Pre Op Assessment PRH. Staff Nurses Dom Gemino and Dorne Bartlett Staff at Shropshire’s acute hospitals got into the Christmas spirit by decking out wards and departments with colourful decorations. Christmas trees and other decorations have helped to brighten up the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford for the festive period. [...]

Hospitals decked with boughs of holly as staff mark Christmas with colourful decorations2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00

Music to the ears as speakers donated to Midwife Led Unit

Pregnant women will be able to listen to their own music whilst giving birth at the Midwife Led Unit in Telford – thanks to a kind donation. Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin (HWTW) donated a set of portable Bluetooth speakers to the Wrekin Midwife-Led Unit (MLU) at the Princess Royal Judith Ockenden, Patient Experience Advisor; Wendy Cutchie and Kate Ballinger [...]

Music to the ears as speakers donated to Midwife Led Unit2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00

Outdoor gym to be created at RSH to support health and wellbeing of staff and the community

An outdoor gym will be created at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) to support the health and wellbeing of staff and the local community – thanks to a £10,000 grant from Tesco. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs RSH and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, applied for a grant from the supermarket’s Bags of [...]

Outdoor gym to be created at RSH to support health and wellbeing of staff and the community2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00

Think: Is A&E your best option?

Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have this week seen a rise in A&E attendances, and are asking people to think about where they will get the quickest and best medical attention for their condition. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford are seeing the effects of winter, which traditionally brings additional demand caused by problems such as [...]

Think: Is A&E your best option?2016-12-19T09:47:04+00:00

More work needed to allow NHS Future Fit to move forward

The following statement is from our colleagues at Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). A joint committee meeting of NHS Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups today agreed not to go to public consultation while more work is carried out It means that without a preferred option or options a public consultation will not now [...]

More work needed to allow NHS Future Fit to move forward2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS: Christmas and New Year babies

All media enquiries regarding Christmas and New Year births should be made via switchboard on 01952 641222 to the Delivery Suite Coordinator, who will be able to assist with information about births at the Trust’s maternity units. Please note we are only able to offer details and pictures with the full consent of the family. Thank You.

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS: Christmas and New Year babies2017-02-18T15:25:03+00:00