18 November 2020

SaTH has welcomed the announcement that Government funding is being made available to move forward with plans to transform hospital services for the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.

Health Minister Edward Argar MP confirmed that £6m of funding has been approved in principle for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), to develop plans for the Hospitals Transformation Programme and produce an Outline Business Case.

Welcoming the news Louise Barnett, Chief Executive at SaTH, said: “We welcome the announcement from the Department for Health and Social Care that £6m of funding has been approved in principle for the Hospitals Transformation Programme. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and local MPs as we further develop our plans.”

The Hospitals Transformation Programme will deliver safer care and better outcomes for our patients, reduce cancellations of planned care and also reduce the amount of time people stay in hospital.