Local people get involved at first Future First public exhibition events

The first two public exhibition events for the NHS Future Fit consultation took place on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June in Telford and Shrewsbury – with around 300 people taking up the opportunity to find out more about the Future Fit proposals.

The events – held at Meeting Point House in Telford and at Shrewsbury Town Football Club –received positive feedback from members of the public who came along to talk to doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff and ask any questions.

NHS Future Fit is about improving the hospital services provided at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and the Princess Royal Hospital Telford to meet the needs of communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are asking for the views of people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales on the following two options:

Option 1The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes an Emergency Care site and the Princess Royal Hospital becomes a Planned Care site
(This is the CCGs’ preferred option)

Option 2: The Princess Royal Hospital becomes an Emergency Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital becomes a Planned Care site

More public exhibition events will be taking place across June, July and August, details of which can be found on the 'Get Involved' page.

These events have been organised to give local people the opportunity to meet doctors, nurses and other health professionals, ask questions, find out more about the proposals and complete a survey. 

All public exhibitions will be staffed from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. In addition to one to one discussions, the public exhibition will have videos playing to explain changes, senior people from the CCGs to explain how the consultation works, the opportunity for people to complete surveys and Healthwatch will be attending all events in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys Community Health Council at the event in Newtown.