24/7 Emergency Care Services Staying at PRH

The PRH will retain 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency care services.

About 80% of the A&E services currently provided at the PRH will still be provided there.  Emergency and acute medicine consultants and advanced emergency care practitioners will still be based at the PRH.  Planned surgery will move from Shrewsbury to Telford, which is great news for local patients.  A new £24 million planned care facility at the PRH (opening soon) will provide skilled surgery in orthopaedics, breast, gynaecology, ear, nose, and throat and other conditions

All of this is part of a record £312 million investment by the Conservative Government into the local NHS.

The changes to how local health services are organised between RSH and PRH have been recommended by the local NHS Trust, local clinicians, and West Midlands Ambulance Service as a way to save lives, reduce ambulance waiting times, and to attract and retain the right clinical staff.

As the reorganisation of local hospital services continues, I will continue to trust the views of NHS clinicians over the scaremongering tactics of Labour councillors with little or no healthcare experience.


New Funding to Help Older and Disabled People Live at Home for Longer

Mark Pritchard has welcomed the Government's announcement that the Department for Health and Social Care has allocated £50 million to local authorities to help older people and those with disabilities to live safely and independently in their own homes.

*** Construction Underway for £24m PRH Planned Care Hub ***

In a new update, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has confirmed that good progress is being made on the new £24 million planned care hub, which will provide more operating theatres and recovery areas as part of plans to transform patient care at PRH.

Mark Meets With Health Secretary to Discuss Telford A&E Services

This afternoon Mark met with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to discuss new hospital services at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

It is good news that A&E will be staying in Telford despite all the local scaremongering.

Mark Welcomes Decision to Keep A&E at Telford

In today's Shropshire Star, Local MP Mark Pritchard gives his thoughts on the decision to keep A&E services at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford - a decision led by experienced local clinicians and not by government ministers in Westminster.

You can see the full story below:

New CT Scanner for Princess Royal Hospital

By the end of this year The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford will have a new CT scanner - part of a new £32 million investment in Shropshire hospitals.