Inpatient cardiology services are to be temporarily centralised at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford.

Currently there are 24 cardiology inpatient beds at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) but these will be relocated to the PRH in early 2022.

The move will centralise the highly skilled Cardiology Nursing Team in one location, with our cardiology patients seeing an increased level of care and a reduction in the length of stay for patients requiring intervention.

Challenges faced by staffing shortages of cardiology medical and nursing staff led to the proposal to switch all cardiology services to PRH. The move has been approved by the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, the SaTH Board, and the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee following extensive consultation.

The centralisation will be a temporary change and, as and when, the Hospital Transformation Programme progresses, services will be relocated to a new facility at RSH.