Public Consultation into changes to hospital services in Shropshire set to launch

People across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are to be asked for their views on proposals to transform local hospital services when the NHS Future Fit public consultation is launched later this month.

Throughout the 14-week consultation, there will be eight public exhibition events where people can drop in and meet doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff, ask questions and find out more. Shropshire Disability Network notes the 8 dates below, enabling you to put them in your diary now.

In addition, representatives from the CCGs will be attending a range of meetings and events providing regular updates and answering questions. And there will be a range of pop-up style roadshows at community and public venues across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. All meetings and events will be publicised on the website and in the local media.

The formal public consultation will ask for people’s views on two options:

  • Option 1: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes an Emergency Care site and the Princess Royal Hospital becomes a Planned Care site (This is the CCGs’ preferred option)
  • Option 2: The Princess Royal Hospital becomes an Emergency care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes a Planned Care site 

Under either option, both hospitals would have an Urgent Care Centre that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public exhibition events will be open from 3-30pm – 7.30pm at the following locations:

Dates and Venues:

  • Wednesday 6 June, Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS
  • Thursday 7 June, Shrewsbury Football Club, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
  • Thursday 28 June, Elephant and Castle Hotel, Broad St, Newtown SY16 2BQ
  • Wednesday 4 July, Bishop Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ
  • Wednesday 11 July, Methodist Church, new Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1LU
  • Wednesday 25 July, Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, Northgate, Bridgnorth WV16 4ER
  • Thursday 2 August, The Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Rd, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
  • Wednesday 15 August, Cabin Lane Church, Cabin Lane, Oswestry SY11 2LQ

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