11 August 2023

A message from SaTH

Parents and carers of children who require medical help over the weekend (12-13 August) during industrial action by junior doctors are being advised to contact NHS 111 online or NHS 111 by phone first.

Please also consider attending Minor Injury Units in Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Ludlow, which are not impacted by the strike action taking place until 7am on Tuesday 15 August.

However, no-one should put off seeking urgent and emergency care during the strikes and anyone with serious, life-threatening conditions will continue to be seen at our A&E departments.

If your child needs to attend our A&Es for care on 12 and 13 August they should, if possible, be taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, where the Women and Children’s Centre is based, as we predict there will be shorter waiting times. They will, however, continue to be seen at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.