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Powys health board thanks Shropshire NHS Trust colleagues

Powys Teaching Health Board has paid tribute to its colleagues from across the border in England for providing a drop-in engagement session in Newtown last week.

A team from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SATH) visited Ladywell House to give mid-Wales people a local opportunity to talk in person about the trust’s plans for their sites at Shrewsbury and Telford.

Stephen Powell is Powys Teaching Health Board’s Director of Performance and Commissioning. He commented: “I’d like to thank the SATH team for giving our residents an opportunity to talk about their Hospital Transformation Programme (HTP) plans, which will see the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital specialise in emergency care and the Princess Royal Hospital specialise in planned care.”

“I’d also like to express my gratitude to everyone who came along to the drop in and I hope that they found their visit useful,” said Mr Powell. “I know that SATH has plans to do further face-to-face engagement about their plans in north Powys in the future and we’ll be working alongside them to spread the word about the date and location, when they do.”

Mr Powell added that the North Powys Wellbeing Programme (a partnership of the health board and Powys County Council), is currently exploring how it can deliver services in partnership with SATH in the north of the county.

Rachel Webster, SATH's HTP Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Lead said: “On behalf of my colleagues, I’d like to thank PTHB and members of the public who attended the session for a warm welcome.

 "The Hospitals Transformation Programme will improve care for all communities we serve, which includes residents of Powys. We will continue to engage and communicate with residents from across the border both in person and online so they can inform our plans as they progress.”

 SATH is also providing a number of other opportunities for people to take part in their engagement programme on the HTP – including online focus groups -  and details of these can be found at

The next round of online focus groups is in March, but you can see presentations and questions and answers from previous events via this link. They are also holding an ‘About Health’ online health event focusing on HTP on 30 January, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, which all are welcome to attend.