The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys).
Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury, which together provides 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
During 2012/13 the PRH became our main specialist centre for inpatient head and neck surgery with the establishment of a new head and neck ward and enhanced outpatient facilities. During 2013/14 it became our main centre for inpatient women and children’s services following the opening of the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in September 2014.
During 2012/13, the RSH became our main specialist centre for acute surgery with a new Surgical Assessment Unit, Surgical Short Stay Unit and ambulatory care facilities.
Alongside our services at PRH and RSH we also provide community and outreach services such as:
- Consultant-led outreach clinics
- Midwife-Led Units at Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry.
- Renal dialysis outreach services at Ludlow Hospital.
- Community services including midwifery, audiology and therapies.
We employ almost 6,000 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. We benefit from around 1,000 volunteers at the Trust and at our main charitable partners (the Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital, the League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal).
In 2015 we began an exciting partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute In Seattle as part of our journey of improvement. Our aspiration is to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS. This has continued into 2016 with the launch of the Trust’s own Transforming Care Institute.