Corridor Chaos for Telford Patients
Corridor Chaos for Telford Patients
A&E patients at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford are being treated in makeshift bays along a corridor.
A photo provided to Telford Live by a visitor shows a set of screens set up in front of a fire exit in an effort to cope with the influx of patients.
Sara Biffen, Acting Chief Operating Officer for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Similar to other hospitals, we continue to face extreme pressures and increasing sickness from flu and COVID-19. Whilst it is difficult to comment on the context of this photograph, we would like to assure patients and visitors that the safety of our staff and patients is our top priority and our teams undertake regular fire inspections and training.
“All health and care partners locally are working to support the patients who are ready to be discharged from hospital as quickly as possible, to free up beds and staff for those patients who most need our support.
“Our staff are working incredibly hard, under these challenging circumstances, to prioritise patients with the most urgent clinical needs. Our teams of clinicians, including healthcare assistants, nurses and doctors, are regularly monitoring patients to offer them as much dignity and care as possible as they wait to be admitted to a ward.”
Alison Bussey, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, said: “I am urging everyone in the county to only come to A&E for life threatening conditions and injuries. Please do not to call 999 or attend A&E unless it’s a genuine emergency.
“NHS 111 online should be your first port of call and will help you find where to get help and support. Minor Injury Units located in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch can also provide advice and treatment for a variety of minor injuries.
“Please be assured we are working extremely hard with our partners to release ambulance crews to attend the most urgent patients in the community, to improve flow through our hospitals, and to keep people safe.
“Despite the severe challenges faced, our services remain open to anyone who needs them during this very busy period.”
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34 thoughts on “Corridor Chaos for Telford Patients”
And you’re all arguing amongst yourselves. Its not the Docotrs, the nurses, or the ambulance crew or most of the sensible publics fault. This is the fault of our government, the fault of poor leadership, the fault of greed. I walked through the hospital at 14:30 today. There were 14 ambulances outside A&E. An absolute disgrace for 2023!!
GP need to get off their arses and do their jobs
Getting through to the doctors reception within a few minutes and getting an appointment rather than 20 questions would stop all of this , I bet if some of those people could go to the doctors they wouldn’t be there
I see it today
And they are on about closing it down… Shrewsbury isn’t going to cope with our influx of patients either…. Worlds gone mad x
I love how the medical staff are the ones to blame?
How? Their the ones your going to see when your relying on them for help. It’s not their fault it’s this government their completely screwing the country up…
My daughter had to go back to A and E last year after suffering a extreme dog bite,where she worked at a local rescue centre!.When she went back a day after the bite ,a consultant looked at her hand and said,this young lady needs emergency now !!!.She was there at 9.15 am and didn’t get a bed until 11.30 pm ,with no food or drink ,then an operation,and when she came too ,had to be put on warming pads as she was so dehydrated.Think of my daughter,think of me as a mother.Totally disgusting behaviour from the hospital.But while I was there with my daughter,I thought to myself,I was a person who provided stationery to the NHS ,obviously all gone shit ,using whoever,it’s not rocket science,use one supplier ,reduces stock ,reduces prices.
My dad suffered a stroke on 16th December. The GP from stirchley medical practice came out to him as a home visit and called an ambulance. Due to how poor his condition was we were absolutely unable to transfer him ourselves. After a 6.5 hour wait he was finally attended to by paramedics and the stroke team had been waiting for him to arrive for hours. I can’t knock the care he’s received from the GP who first identified the stroke or the care he’s had since being at PRH on ward 16 but the amount of people calling for an ambulance who really don’t need one is disgusting. Of the 7 calls before attending to my dad not one of them required a hospital transfer – all while he was missing his treatment window for the stroke and ending up seriously ill with long term damage as a result. The NHS is broken but it’s not the nurses and doctors on the front line to blame – it’s the entire system!
It won’t be a problem soon as they won’t be open…
Ive been at the hospital all week with my daughter and listening to what the nurses have said about the types of things people are using a&e for are the reason this country is on its arse, ear ache, this flu thats going around, sprained ankle etc i feel for them (the nurses) and the service.
Please look after our staff at these hosptials, they work so so hard and are doing the best they can in a situation that is way out of control! Pictures like this should only be used to support them and for the public to know and understand the pressures they are under xx
We only hear about our local hospitals but this is every hospital with every member of staff, hospital, ambulance, community, nhs management included as very tough decsions being made,working so hard, streaching resources, working extra hours, thinking on their feet and constantly fire fighting to still get you all seen whilst prioritsing the sickest patient taking increased risks as too many patients to possibly do it safely and with no one to support them if it goes wrong, we all have pin numbers of some kind where we can be whipped off a register if we do something wrong yet the pressure never lets up and risk is extrely high, like in covid despite the risk someone needs to keep going in and provide some kind of service despite to the high risk, these people are awesome and the public, goverment etc absolutely no idea the level of risk they take in decsion making in this terrible times, the extra hours will never be documented or often recorded to be paid by the staff while they try to work as teams to support one another as good will is what kept the NHS going for so long, no one will see the tears and worries those staff go home with and have no one to offload too. It breaks you as a person, i have absolute respect for all health proffessionals any one working i the NHS i fully consider you all heros!! You only know whats like when you have walked in their shoes! So instead of taking photos ask theh if they have had a drink or just how are you we need to show we support them, that we care too, and do what we can to ease the pressure on services ❤
Well said Wendy xx
I was in a&e weekend and I got took in the downstairs ￼ Theater room where they wash there hands cause wanst no beds or anything! Never seen anything like it was no seats in there aswell.. left a pregnant woman on floor bein sick rolled up in a ball! X
You seen this Melissa Louise Groves
I think we need to remember that the reason people are going to a&e with what is classed with minor illnesses or something that could be treated at a GP is because no one can get appointments at the doctors and the doctors them selves are telling patients to call 111 and then 111 are telling people to head up to a&e?
Maybe if people stopped abusing the system they’d be fine??? Half the people in a n e don’t need to be there. It’s a joke.
Prh was fantastic with my 8 month old daughter she was having fits for 3 hours and the a&e doctors and nurses was so helpful talking to me through everything there was doing with my daughter if it wasn’t for them I would of lost my daughter xx
My dad is currently in Telford, while he was in A&E (for approximately 48hrs) he wasn’t looked after at all, he didn’t get basic water/food/blanket or even help to the toilet unless we request it or we took it in for him, at one point they lost his notes so didn’t know what treatment he was supposed to be having so he got none for 24hrs…. now he’s on a ward he’s being looked after better.
Yet they are closing A&E at PRH?.!
Its shocking what is happening here & all over the UK due mostly to nhs underfunding along with mis management… not helped by lack of gp appointments. So many people going to hospital because they can’t get a gp appt. I’ve tried all day to phone my gp ( 1st time in 3 yrs) and been unable to get through. It used to be so simple to see gp but what the hell has happened? Where are the gp appointments? This is what needs sorting 1st to relieve the pressure on a&e. Hospital staff are doing their best but until gps are sorted, funding is sorted and people stop using a&e as a gp it will carry on. Gov’t need to invest in training, recruitment, perhaps actually let doctors & nurses train for free instead of charging £1,000s, & funding and not sit on their back sides.
Corridors were chaos in February 2018, 10 hours on a trolly
I was admitted to resus on New Year’s Day. I was ‘lucky’ I didn’t have an eleven hour wait in an ambulance. I have pneumonia query sepsis. What I saw was horrific. The staff are amazing, they are doing their best. What is more amazing is the staff, knowing the conditions, turn up day after day. It’s horrific for them but somehow they keep going
You know those hospitals that magically got thrown up and never used when covid hit. Where have they gone. Why aren’t we using the armed forces medics if we’re that far stretched. It’s not like their exactly being used currently surely?.
Enoch Powel was right, this is the end results
Screens have been up like this for a while back in beging December hubby seen behind screen in kids waiting room with others
This photo does not prove anything, just some screens.
It’s not the staffs fault they are doing their very best