24 May 2024

The Trust has received national approval of its Full Business Case (FBC) for the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP), which is the final stage of approval.

This releases the full £312million investment in local services and means implementation of a new model of healthcare in the county, including construction, can now begin.

Under the plans the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site will specialise in planned care and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site (RSH) will specialise in emergency care.

This investment will help support the Trust’s, and wider health and care system, ambitions of delivering high quality, sustainable services for patients in modern facilities.

The clinically-led programme will provide faster access to the right care and clinicians. It will result in shorter waiting times for planned surgeries and shorter hospital stays for our patients.

The Trust will also continue its ongoing investment at both hospitals and the further development of community-based services to reduce waiting times and improve patient experience.