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Future Fit: What hospital services will be based where

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | Health | Published:

Health chiefs say a significant amount of work will need to be done to carry out the plans to transform Shropshire's hospital services.

Following the decision being made for Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to host the county's only emergency centre, it is expected to take several years for the Future Fit programme to be completed.

Planning is now under way for the next stages of the process.

Once complete, RSH will host a 24-hour emergency department, a critical care unit and ambulatory emergency care unit.

It will be the site for emergency surgery and medicine, complex planned surgery and will host women and children’s consultant-led inpatient services.

Services which will be available at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Princess Royal Hospital in Telford will take over responsibility for planned inpatient surgery, day case surgery and breast inpatient services.

It will also have medical wards.

Services which will be available at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital

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Health chiefs say most people will still receive care and treatment in the same hospital as they do now.

Some services will be provided at both hospitals.

RSH and PRH will both have a 24-hour urgent care centre.

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Both hospitals will have adult and children’s outpatient services, a day case renal unit, tests (diagnostics), a midwife-led unit, antenatal day assessment unit, early pregnancy assessment service and maternity outpatients and scanning.

The decision was made by the joint committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups on Tuesday.

For more information visit nhsfuturefit.org

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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