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.


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.