Have your say in how your hospitals work

The trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals is asking members of the public to get more involved in the way services are delivered.

From 21st April, for four weeks, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is giving people the opportunity to share their ideas on how it can involve them more in what happens at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services and lead for the Public Participation Team at SaTH, said: “We know that local hospitals are really important to our communities and we take this responsibility very seriously. 

“We believe hospital services improve when we listen carefully to what people tell us and we respond to what they say. We want to give our communities a much bigger say in how we work and we think people will have lots of brilliant ideas to help us involve them more.

“We recognise it’s not always easy to get your voice heard and this is why we’re holding an open, honest and anonymous online conversation. This is an opportunity for everyone in our communities to share their ideas with us.

“You will also be able to read and comment on what others have shared, and vote on what you agree or don’t agree with.

“We will use the insight generated from this online conversation to inform our Public Participation Plan, which will be published in July 2021. We know some things need to change, and we need your help to tell us what we should be striving for and what we can do together to involve you more.”

Watch a short video at this link: 

Get Involved Video

How it works

The online conversation is similar to a physical workshop but it’s more inclusive and transparent: everyone can read what is shared and we can involve more people, not just those who can fit in a physical room. This is particularly important when want to hear from people across all of our communities. This helps us to make sure that everyone has a voice.

  • The online conversation is anonymous – your name is not attached to anything you share
  • Everyone is welcome to join the online conversation    
  • You can join from wherever you are – on any computer, tablet or smartphone
  • You can visit as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a time that suits you
  • Everyone can read, rate and comment upon the ideas of others 

We want to hear from everybody so please share this information with your networks and ask them to share it too.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Public Participation Team email: sath.engagement@nhs.net   Telephone 01743 492390

The online conversation opens on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Visit www.sathgetinvolved.org to register your interest in joining this conversation.

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