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Future Fit: How to have your say on key Shropshire hospital plans

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Find out where, when and how you can have your say on the Future Fit plans.

Now's the time to have your say on Future Fit. See the full list below.

At last, the time has come - you've got 14 weeks to shape the future of emergency health care in Shropshire.

How? By taking part in the Future Fit consultation, which runs from May 30 to September 4.

WATCH - Future Fit explained:

NHS Future Fit

Where can I take part?

The first Future Fit public exhibition giving people the chance to talk to health managers and clinicians about the proposals takes place next Wednesday, June 6.

The event at Meeting Point House in Telford town centre will be the first of at least eight public exhibitions.

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Future events will take place in Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Newtown, Bridgnorth, Market Drayton, Wellington and Oswestry.

They will each run from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

The second public exhibition will take place at Shrewsbury Football Club on June 7, followed by one at the Elephant and Castle Hotel, on Broad Street, Newtown, on June 28.

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On July 4 the Bishop Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow will host a public event.

The next exhibitions take place at Wellington Methodist Church, in New Street, on July 11, Bridgnorth Leisure Centre on July 25, Festival Drayton Centre in Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, on August 2 and Cabin Lane Church in Oswestry on August 15.

What are the Future Fit options?

Two options have been put forward, with the most fundamental choice being the location of the emergency care centre.

The 'preferred' option of health chiefs is option one, where the emergency department would be based in Shrewsbury.

How the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, top, and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford could look

Under either option, both sites would have a 24-hour urgent care centre for the walking wounded, as well as midwife-led units and outpatient services.

Woman and children's inpatient services would be based at the same hospital as the emergency department.

See the key differences between the two options below:

The two options put forward by Future Fit

Where can I find out more?

Consultation documents, answers to frequently asked questions, videos and an online survey are all available to view at nhsfuturefit.org.

Paper copies of the consultation documents will also be made available at both hospitals and at public and community venues across the area.

People can write to Freepost NHS FF Consultation or email nhsfuturefit@nhs.net.

There is information on Twitter at @NHSFutureFit and Facebook at facebook.com/nhsff.

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