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PTHB welcomes progress on Hospitals Transformation Programme in Shrewsbury and Telford

overhead view of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital

“Today's announcement that the Outline Business Case for the Hospitals Transformation Programme has been approved is a vital step forward for the future of safe and sustainable acute hospital services for the region.

"Our rural communities, particularly in North Powys, remain critically dependent on The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust for a wide range of planned and emergency services and particularly for time-critical access to life-saving care. We welcome the recognition of this both in the continued work by the Trust on the Hospitals Transformation Programme, and in the recommendation from the UK Government's Independent Reconfiguration Panel that 'the healthcare needs of the residents of mid Wales must continue to be considered as part of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Transformation Programme'.

"We look forward to continuing to work with the Trust in the development of the Full Business Case as the final stage in the process."

Hayley Thomas, Interim Chief Executive of Powys Teaching Health Board

More information about the approval of the Outline Business Case is available from the SaTH website

More information about the Independent Reconfiguration Panel report is available from the UK Government website


Released: 05/01/2024