Telford & Wrekin Council is urging residents to have their say. We cannot lose our 24hr A&E and Consultant-led Women and Children’s Centre.
The NHS’ plan called Future Fit wants to have planned care at one of Shropshire’s two main hospitals and emergency care at the other. The Future Fit preference is for emergency care to be based at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Option 2 would mean the Princess Royal Hospital keeps the vital services such as those at the Women and Children’s Centre that Telford and east Shropshire need.
Option 2 would also mean shorter average emergency travel times because the full 24-hour A&E would be at Telford – a journey most will make by ambulance.”
Option 2 would provide the rest of Shropshire and our neighbours in mid Wales with Shrewsbury as a more accessible place for planned operations. This is better for those who find it difficult to drive to their planned operations, such as older people.
Option 2 would cost the NHS £62 million less. Option 2 would also save at least an extra £3.3 million a year in debt repayments. The NHS could spend this saving on more doctors and nurses, even a second state-of-the-art cancer centre without having to resort to voluntarily fundraising for it.
Read more at https://nhsfuturefit.org