11. Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

What concerns have been raised about your STP?

Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re-organise care. However getting the large deficit under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.

Proposed changes

The closure of A&E services at either Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital in Telford; the preferred option would mean all emergency and critical care services transferred from Princess Royal Hospital in Telford to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

A review of community services could lead to closures of minor injury units and a reduction in community beds.

The walk-in health service at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital will close late 2017.

Changes to orthopaedic services, including the possibility of reducing the number of sites these services are delivered at - currently three separate hospital sites are used.
Rural midwife-led maternity centres at Ludlow, Oswestry and Bridgnorth could close, with all births taking place in hospital in Shrewsbury, Telford or at home.