In 2023 health and care organisations across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are aiming to secure the final national approvals for the Hospitals Transformation Programme, which will lead to improvements in hospital services for everyone across the region.
People living and working in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are invited to join an About Health online event on Tuesday 24 January, 18:30 to 19:30 to hear from members of the Hospitals Transformation team and key clinical leaders to find out more about how the plans have developed, opportunities to get involved and what will happen next.
To register for the event click on this link: About Health – Transforming hospital services
Once approved, the changes will deliver:
- A modern, fit for purpose Emergency Department in Shrewsbury for everyone across Shropshire, Telford, Wrekin and mid Wales, giving faster access to medical and surgical specialties for life and limb-saving emergencies
- Dedicated facilities in Telford for planned care for everyone across Shropshire, Telford, Wrekin and mid Wales, helping to make sure that planned appointments and operations can take place all year round
- Enhanced urgent care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at both sites to see, diagnose and treat people with an urgent care need, eg, minor injuries and conditions that need immediate but not life saving treatment
- Services on both sites that are more resilient to seasonal pressures and future pandemics
I have been campaigning for improved health care services in Shropshire for many years and I am delighted that we are closer to getting started on this important project.