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.

We Want Your Views

Joint statement from Senior Responsible Officers - 26 June 2014

Joint response from Dr Caron Morton, Shropshire CCG and David Evans, Telford & Wrekin CCG to letter published in the Shropshire Star on 25 June 2014:

We need to make it absolutely clear there are no plans to move any services to Stoke-on-Trent or elsewhere. 

The open letter refers to Major Emergency Centres which were proposed in a national report by Sir Bruce Keogh, the National Medical Director of NHS England. This national picture was discussed at a patient meeting in Powys on June 9. 

However, Sir Bruce went to lengths to point out that his report set out principles only, and that detailed solutions would need to reflect local circumstances and wishes.

The current Future Fit programme is doing exactly that. Local doctors and other health professionals believe one single emergency centre in the area would be the safest way to treat the most seriously ill patients. This would mainly deal with life-threatening illnesses and injuries – including treatment for strokes and heart attacks. 

England has a national urgent care network and some very complex cases will always need to be treated at the most appropriate major regional centre. That has always happened and it will not increase.

Less serious cases would be supported by a network of local urgent care centres.





Future Fit - have your say

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An overview of NHS Future Fit

For a brief overview of NHS Future Fit is and how we're aiming to meet the health needs of the population please watch this short video.

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