7 September 2022

An elective surgical hub is to be created at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford to enable more elective operations to take place and help reduce patient waiting times.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), which runs PRH, has secured £10 million of Government funding to create the hub. The hub will be ring-fenced which means that the beds will only be for patients waiting for elective day case surgery.

Sara Biffen, Acting Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is fantastic news for our local population.

“By ring-fencing our beds, we can ensure delivery of elective day case activity all year round and reduce the number of operations that unfortunately have to be cancelled due to non-elective pressures. This will help to improve patient outcomes and patient experience.

“I would like to thank my colleagues for all that they are doing to care for our patients, and all those who have helped us to secure this facility which will help to make such a difference for our communities.”

The elective surgical hub will be operational from June 2023.