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Agreement with HSIB to develop a family engagement strategy

6 April 2021 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) and the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) will be working together to communicate openly and receive feedback from women and families as the Trust implements required actions from the first Ockenden Report. SaTH, which runs maternity services for women in Shropshire, Telford, Wrekin and mid Wales will receive expert [...]

Agreement with HSIB to develop a family engagement strategy2021-04-06T16:06:59+01:00

COVID-19 patient celebrates recovery by dancing with joy

31 March 2021 A patient who feared he would never walk again after contracting COVID-19 has sent a heartfelt message of thanks to staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) – and showed off his dance moves into the bargain. Mick Hazeldene Mick Hazeldene, 65, was transferred to RSH after initially being treated at Royal Stoke University Hospital. [...]

COVID-19 patient celebrates recovery by dancing with joy2021-03-31T12:10:02+01:00

Staff room with a difference for hospital colleagues

30 March 2021 Colleagues working on a ward at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford can now take their breaks in a staff room with a difference. A ‘Royal Dome’ pod has been installed outside the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) where staff can now go to rest during their shifts. The dome is fully equipped with heating and lighting [...]

Staff room with a difference for hospital colleagues2021-03-30T15:59:32+01:00

Temporary change in the opening hours at vaccination centres

26 March 2021 A temporary change in the opening hours will be put in place at the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin COVID-19 vaccination centres due to the well-publicised reduction in national vaccine supply. Supplies are said to be reducing from Thursday, 1 April for a period of 3-4 weeks and Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin's appointment system is being [...]

Temporary change in the opening hours at vaccination centres2021-03-26T15:57:49+00:00

Urgent Treatment Centre to return to PRH on Monday

24 March 2021 Urgent Care will return to the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford on Monday (29 March 2021).  The Urgent Treatment Centre at PRH was temporarily relocated to Bridgnorth Minor Injury Unit (MIU) as part of Shropshire’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of COVID-positive patients at Shropshire’s acute hospitals continuing to fall, the Urgent Treatment [...]

Urgent Treatment Centre to return to PRH on Monday2021-03-24T14:16:54+00:00

Ockenden Report Assurance Committee to hold first meeting

23 March 2021 A new committee has been formed by the Trust that runs Shropshire’s maternity services to drive forward actions arising from the first Ockenden Report, which was published in 2020. The Ockenden Report Assurance Committee (ORAC), set up by the Board of Directors at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH), which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital [...]

Ockenden Report Assurance Committee to hold first meeting2021-04-06T16:07:04+01:00

New hospital gardens will honour Captain Sir Tom Moore

22 March 2021 Two landscaped gardens are to be created at Shropshire’s acute hospitals in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore. A courtyard at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and an area outside the ward block at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) are to be transformed and named in memory of Captain Sir Tom. Both gardens will be areas [...]

New hospital gardens will honour Captain Sir Tom Moore2021-03-22T12:32:04+00:00

New pulse oximeters for Trust birthing units

19 March 2021 The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has received new pulse oximetry machines to improve the detection and early care of babies with serious heart conditions. Donated by Tiny Tickers, a charity that aims to give a better start to tiny hearts, the seven pulse oximetry machines have allowed The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust [...]

New pulse oximeters for Trust birthing units2021-04-06T16:07:09+01:00

Integrated Care System confirmed by NHS England

19 March 2021 NHS England has today announced the roll out of 13 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) nationally, with effect from 1 April 2021. This represents a major milestone in the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of this, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin will become an ICS from 1 April 2021, providing a joined up approach to planning and [...]

Integrated Care System confirmed by NHS England2021-03-19T15:18:17+00:00

Former RAF man leads campaign to get veterans working in the NHS

9 March 2021 As an RAF weapons technician who served three tours in Iraq, Paul Twitchell saw the trauma of combat at first hand. What he witnessed affected him deeply, leading to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attempted suicide. Paul Twitchell Thankfully, Paul survived and, after being diagnosed with PTSD and getting the help he needed, gained [...]

Former RAF man leads campaign to get veterans working in the NHS2021-03-10T09:28:22+00:00