4 July 2023

As part of its exciting plans for improving care for everyone, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is moving forward with its Outline Business Case (OBC) for the Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP).

On track to be submitted this summer 2023, the approval of the OBC will be a key milestone in the national approval process, ahead of the Full Business Case (FBC) in winter 2023/24.

The Trust has already benefited from multi-million pounds of investment at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford that will see the building of a new planned care hub and front entrance that fully align with the HTP.

The Trust has also begun the planning application submission process and will be holding a series of planning events for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site this month.

Our HTP plans will ensure we improve care for everyone with the Princess Royal Hospital site specialising in planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site specialising in emergency care. In addition to this, a 24/7 enhanced urgent care service (A&E local model) will be available at the Princess Royal Hospital site.

Dr Ed Rysdale, Consultant in Emergency Care and Clinical Lead for the Hospitals Transformation Programme, said: “Our clinicians agree that we cannot continue as we are. Every day we are moving one step closer towards realising our vision to deliver two thriving hospitals and better care for everyone.

“We are entering an exciting phase as we design the detailed patient pathways and are committed to engaging and working closely with our local communities, patients and colleagues to ensure we improve the experience for all the communities we serve.

“These are exciting plans which will offer high quality, sustainable care and an improved experience for patients. We are committed to being a good neighbour and we are keen to meet and work with local communities to hear their views, answer their questions and understand how we can support them.”

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site plans will also be made available, with members of the programme team available to answer questions, on:

  • Wednesday 19 July 2023 – 3pm to 7pm at Shropshire Conference and Education Centre, Mytton Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8XQ
  • Saturday 22 July 2023 – 10am to 2pm at Shropshire Conference and Education Centre, Mytton Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8XQ
  • Monday 24 July 20233 – 3pm to 7pm at Gains Park Hall, Gains Park Way, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 5HF
  • Tuesday 1 August 2023 – online webinar at 6pm. Registration can be completed by visiting www.rshplanningapplication.co.uk

In addition to the in-person drop-in events, an online webinar will be held on Tuesday 1 August 2023 at 6pm. Registration for the webinar can be completed by visiting [www.rshplanningapplication.co.uk].

The proposals will also be displayed online from 20 July 2023 at www.rshplanningapplication.co.uk for people to view at their convenience with a feedback survey available.