The county’s health services are currently being examined in a public consultation process which will help decide which services are provided at the two main Shropshire hospitals, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. The choices and a wide range of other information including videos and frequently asked questions are available at nhsfuturefit.org – paper copies of consultation documents are also available at hospitals and at public and community venues. The current proposal is for one hospital to become an emergency care site and the other to become a planned care site, with both offering a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre.
You can complete the survey online; fill in one of the consultation documents and post it free of charge to Freepost NHS FF Consultation; write to Freepost NHS FF Consultation; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 0300 3000 903 (24-hour answer machine). There are also several drop-in events over the course of the consultation including on Wednesday 11 July at Wellington Methodist Church, New Street and on Wednesday 25 July at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, Northgate – drop in any time from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. You can also follow @NHSFutureFit on Twitter or find them on Facebook – nhsff.