8 February 2019
The Joint Committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) has approved Option 1 of the NHS Future Fit plans which means PRH will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site.
By having a separate Planned Care site, patients will wait less time for their appointments and beds would be protected for planned operations, meaning that is highly unlikely operations will be cancelled due to emergency admissions.
In addition, patients will be able to access 24-hour urgent care services at both hospitals. This means that the vast majority of patients will continue to go to the same hospital as they do now for emergency and urgent care.