About NHS Future Fit

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

After listening to the views of thousands of local people over the last four years, our doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff have developed a proposed new model of hospital care – for one hospital to become an Emergency Care site and the other hospital to become a Planned Care site, with a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre at both hospitals. There are two options on how we deliver this model of hospital care.

A public consultation on the proposals ran from 30 May to 11 September 2018. Find out more about the next steps.

The options we consulted on

NHS Future Fit Programme Board agrees recommendation on the future of hospital services for patients from Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales

The programme board of NHS Future Fit met today (30 November) to formally decide on a recommendation to health commissioners on the future shape of hospital services serving the people of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. The programme board is made up of clinicians and leaders from across health and social care and patient representatives.
 
Based on clinical and non-clinical evidence collected over the past three years, the programme board is making a recommendation to health leaders that a public consultation is undertaken to gather public views on the future of hospital services. This preferred option will be considered by Telford and Wrekin CCG and Shropshire CCG shortly, who will formally decide if a public consultation can begin. No formal decisions will be made until at least Summer 2017 once the formal consultation feedback is analysed and further detailed work is completed.
 
The preferred option is:
 
Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)
 
•Urgent Care (24/7)
•The majority of day case surgery
•Planned orthopaedic surgery
•Outpatients
•Diagnostics
•Midwifery led unit
 
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
 
•Emergency and critical care
•Urgent care (24/7)
•Complex surgery
•Outpatients and diagnostics
•Women and childrens’ centre
 
David Evans, Joint Senior Responsible Officer for NHS Future Fit said: “I need to stress that this is not a final decision. We are recommending to the two CCGs that in the board’s opinion we are ready to begin a public consultation on the future of hospital services. 
 
“We have reached this preferred option, based on the clinical and non-clinical evidence we had before us.
 
“We have been working towards this recommendation for the past three years and I would like to thank everyone involved. We know there is still further detailed work to be done, before our CCGs can reach a final decision next year. 
 
“It is still very much the feeling of the NHS Future Fit Programme Board that our clinical model, based on a new Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, a single Emergency Centre and two new Urgent Care Centres treating the majority of people who currently present at A&E is the way to deliver safe, high quality and sustainable hospital services for the patients of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.”
 
David added: “We are confident that the process we have followed in our decision making to-date has been robust, and we have sought external guidance to assure us.” 
 
The recommendation will now go before a Joint Committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups. This will have equal representation and will take place soon.
 
If agreed by the CCGs this will be followed by a full public consultation which should begin in January. It will last for a minimum of 12 weeks.
 
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