Supporting Our Local NHS

I meet regularly with Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to discuss new investment in hospital services at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford.

The Future Fit Programme for Shropshire has been designed by over 300 local doctors, senior nurses and medical practitioners and has been welcomed by both the Chief Executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and the Chair of the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  As a result, the PRH will retain its A&E service and will become the new centre of excellence for planned surgery with huge investment in staff and new high-tech equipment.

It is good news that an A&E service will be staying in Telford.  I asked the Health Secretary to ensure that Telford's A&E is well staffed and provides the very best care for Telford and Wrekin residents.  He has given me that assurance and the A&E Local at PRH will be part of the extra £312 million investment at the Trust.


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.

Hospital services in Shropshire

Telford and Wrekin Conservative Group Leader, Councillor Andrew Eade, today called for a Judicial Review over Shropshire's Future Fit decision on the reconfiguration of Shropshire's hospital services.

Mark Pritchard praises ambulance staff

Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, has met with Anthony Marsh, Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, and praised the "dedicated men and women" of the ambulance service who serve throughout Shropshire.

Leonard Cheshire campaign

Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, has lent his support to Leonard Cheshire's campaign to help those with disabilities receive improved social care at home.

Princess Royal Hospital A&E

Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, has blasted the Borough of Telford & Wrekin's Labour leadership accusing them of "weaponising" the NHS.