News

13 July 2017

Telford & Wrekincouncillors are to vote on a motion of ‘no confidence’ in the management boardof the NHS Trust that runs Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital.

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11 July 2017

The Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has accused health bosses of yet another attempt at downgrading Telford’s hospital services in “one last charge down a blind alley"

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19 June 2017

As the independent review into the way decisions are made about the future of hospital services gets underway, the Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has written an open letter again stressing the importance of doing what is right.

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7 April 2017

Details have been confirmed of a hospital march and rally in Telford on Sunday 23 April. 

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6 April 2017

Almost 30,000 people have pledged their support for Telford & Wrekin Council’s #PRH4Me campaign to keep emergency services at the Princess Royal Hospital.

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3 April 2017

Telford & Wrekin Council is stepping up its campaign to save vital hospital services. A march and rally is being organised for Sunday 23 April. Save the date.

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29 March 2017

Telford & Wrekin Council has called Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust’s (SATH) recommendation of overnight closure of the Princess Royal Hospital’s A&E service as early as September the effective downgrading of the hospital via the backdoor.

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13 February 2017

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Telford & Wrekin Council is asking you to show your affection for the services provided by the borough’s hospital.

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27 January 2017

Telford & Wrekin Council used the second anniversary of the official opening of the Women and Children’s Centre by HRH The Princess Royal to increase the case against the centre’s proposed move to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

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17 January 2017

Telford & Wrekin Council tells Future Fit it must be given a say on the work of an independent review into the concerns about the Future Fit process and in the appointment of any independent expert to undertake the review.

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10 January 2017

The Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, gives his thoughts after meeting Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP.

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9 January 2017

The leaders of Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire councils are to meet Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP to express their concern over the “disarray” in the local NHS.

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28 December 2016

More than 20,000 people have now pledged their support for Telford & Wrekin Council’s ‘PRH4Me’ campaign to keep emergency services at the Princess Royal Hospital.

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15 December 2016

The leaders of Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Councils have again written to the Secretary of State for Health, calling on him to keep the county’s two A&Es open while their ultimate futures are still being decided.

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13 December 2016

A joint meeting on Monday 12 December of the Clinical Commissioning Groups ended in deadlock. Telford & Wrekin Council Leader Shaun Davies welcomed it, for it allows more time to independently review the Future Fit plan.

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08 December 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council produced its own analysis of Future Fit’s data showing the Princess Royal Hospital as the preferred option

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07 December 2016

More than 17,000 people have now pledged their support for Telford & Wrekin Council’s ‘PRH4Me’ campaign. Thank you!

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07 December 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council issued a joint statement on NHS England’s concerns on the local NHS’ Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

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06 December 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council has produced more reasons why it makes no sense to close the Princess Royal Hospital’s Women and Children’s Centre and move it to Shrewsbury.

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02 December 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council has discovered that the Board of ‘Future Fit’ has recommended moving the centre to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital without having first assessed the impact. 

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01 December 2016

The Council’s Leader Shaun Davies has called an Extraordinary General Meeting following the recommendation by the board of ‘Future Fit’ to close the Princess Royal Hospital’s A&E department and Women & Children’s Centre and move them to Shrewsbury.

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30 November 2016

“It’s a total farce that is being railroaded through.” That was Councillor Shaun Davies' response to Future Fits recommendation to move the Women & Children's Centre back to Shrewsbury after being in Telford for just two years.

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18 November 2016

Telford and Wrekin Council leader has welcomed hearing that the NHS is set to shortly publish its draft Strategic Transformation Plan (STP). 

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10 November 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council has urged the boss of ‘Future Fit’ to accept that there are flaws in this programme and to properly answer the Council’s concerns over the appraisal process so far for the plans for hospital services in the area.

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28 October 2016

A letter from the Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council backed by Labour and Liberal Democrat/Independent groups  has been sent to a Shropshire MP -  following reports of him calling for Telford & Wrekin Council to be abolished.

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27 October 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council Leader Shaun Davies has written to civic leaders representing areas outside the borough that are served by the hospital, asking to meet them as part of the Council’s campaign to save Telford’s A&E and Women and Children’s Centre.

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25 October 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council has today spelled out to the boss of Future Fit why it believes that the programme’s appraisal of the options for hospital services in Telford and Shrewsbury is flawed, unfair and open to legal challenge.

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20 October 2016

The leaders of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils have together written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging him to give urgent support to maintain A&E services at the area’s two acute hospitals until the Future Fit process is complete.

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14 October 2016

Bosses, attending the launch of the ‘Enterprise Telford’ economic development strategy in Priorslee on Thursday 13 October added their pledges to Telford & Wrekin Council’s ‘PRH4Me’ campaign, adding to the growing total of pledges currently standing at more than 13,500.

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13 October 2016

Many Parish and Town Councils are now coming on board to support the #PRH4Me campaign to try and put a stop to the plans to move the new Women & Children's Centre and A&E services to Shrewsbury

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11 October 2016

Leaders on Telford & Wrekin Council have written to the Secretary of State for Health, urging him again to halt the ‘flawed’ and ‘senseless’ plan to close key services at Telford's hospital

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5 October 2016

News that the NHS body overseeing the reorganisation of hospital services has delayed the decision making process that threatens to close some services at the Princess Royal Hospital’s has been welcomed by Telford & Wrekin Council.

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4 October 2016

The leader and Managing Director of Telford & Wrekin Council have today written to the borough’s Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer outlining the Council’s deep concerns over the Future Fit process.

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3 October 2016

Thanks to everyone who turned out to march in support of the PRH on Saturday. Hundreds of you came along in what can only be described as dreadful weather and we appreciate your support.

Check out photos from the day, can you spot yourself or anyone you know?


30 September 2016

Health Secretary urged to pause “rushed” hospitals decision and bring in support

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29 September 2016

The Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has met with Telford MP Lucy Allan and asked for her support and to work together to keep services at the Princess Royal Hospital.

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29 September 2016

Council leader raises concerns with NHS boss and calls for hospitals pause.

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28 September 2016

The Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has called an Extraordinary Meeting at 6pm on Thursday 6 October to discuss the future of emergency services at the Princess Royal Hospital

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Listen to Shaun Davies' latest radio interview speaking about the future of the PRH here


26 September 2016

Telford & Wrekin Council's Leader says that reports that health bosses are to move the Princess Royal Hospital’s £28 million Women’s & Children Centre and A&E from the PRH make absolutely no sense.

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11 May 2016

Telford & WrekinCouncil’s support for the borough’s Princess Royal Hospital remains as strongas ever but it warns that any future hospital reconfiguration must also addressconcerns about community and primary care services such as access GPs tosupport patients in the community and keep them out of hospital.

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13 April 2016

Check out this news story in the Shropsire Star abuot the local Clinical Commissioning Groups. It makes reference to the Future Fit review

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31 March 2016

Figures just released for the cost of options to reconfigure hospital services at the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury hospitals show once more that the PRH is the most affordable and viable option.

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18 March 2016

It's our first roadshow today. We'll be in Southwater One today until 3pm, so why not come over and say hi and make your pledge if you haven't already.


17 March 2016

A new campaign #PRH4Me begins today for people to pledge their support for Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital. It also urges people to share their stories and show others just how vital this local hospital is.

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