Telfords Health Shakeup Moves Forward
You will have heard a great deal from Councillors and MPs about A&E and other NHS services changing.
Simon Freeman, Accountable Officer for Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and David Evans, Chief Officer for Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “We believe strongly that no-change is not an option if we are to provide safe and sustainable hospitals. The broad consensus today was that there is nothing in the independent reports that materially affects the decision to go to public consultation.
“The need to further review affordability and community provision is well known and work is already ongoing to address these. Both of these issues will be reviewed before the CCGs seek assurance from NHS England to launch a consultation.
“It is important to note that this is not a final decision, but a recommendation to go forward to public consultation to gather public views across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Powys on the proposals.”
Mark Cheetham, a senior medic commented on Twitter that “the point of a public consultation is to allow the public to comment on what is planned – not the same as public deciding”
On November 30 2016 NHS Future Fit programme board recommended the following preferred option for hospital services:
Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)
Urgent Care (24/7)
The majority of day case surgery
Planned orthopaedic surgery
Midwifery led unit
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Emergency and critical care
Urgent care (24/7)
Outpatients and diagnostics
Women and children’s centre