Hospital services

Consultant says ‘transforming hospital services will improve care for all’

An emergency medicine consultant at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, said the planned improvements will bring teams of specialists together so patients are seen more quickly, leading to faster diagnosis and shorter hospital stays.

Dr Ed Rysdale

Dr Ed Rysdale said plans to upgrade acute hospital services will allow people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales to benefit from higher quality care and fewer treatment delays.

According to plans, Telford will specialize in planned care and Shrewsbury will specialize in emergency care. Planned care services in Telford will be available throughout the year, resulting in fewer cancellations and delays to operations.

Improved urgent care services will be provided from a new purpose-built emergency department in Shrewsbury, meaning patients will be seen faster, with shorter stays and longer ambulance transfer times fast.

Enhanced emergency care services will be available 24/7 at both sites and will be delivered through a new local A&E model in Telford staffed by a team of health specialists, care and community.

Dr Rysdale said: “These improvements will benefit all of our patients and allow us to provide the high quality care that our patients need.

“We cannot continue as we are. Our patients regularly experience delays in accessing the right specialist teams and it is essential that our facilities support modern healthcare practices.

Dr Rysdale added: “This represents a fantastic opportunity to optimize the delivery of our services at two growing hospital sites.

“These changes will help us ensure that everyone has access to the right care, at the right time, by the right clinicians, when they need it most. The reconfiguration of services will also help us attract more specialized staff and retain those we currently have. »