I am delighted at today's announcement (04 January 2024) that the Outline Business Case for the transformation of hospital services across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has been formally approved in the latest and penultimate stage of national approval.
Following approval of the Outline Business Case for the Hospitals Transformation Programme by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and HM Treasury, SaTH is now preparing its Full Business Case which is the last stage in the process. Funding has also been released to start enabling works for the transformation and to support the completion of the Full Business Case. I understand that the Trust will also continue its ongoing investment programme at both hospitals and the further development of community-based services to reduce waiting times and improve patient experience.
Louise Barnett, Chief Executive of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “This is positive news for our local communities and colleagues, bringing us another step closer to delivering sustainable, high quality health care for everyone through two thriving hospitals.
“We are focusing now on progressing the enabling works and preparing the Full Business Case for approval which is the final step in the process. We value the feedback from our communities and teams as we take this critical programme forward and I would encourage members of the public to participate in our series of focus groups and engagement events.”