People of all ages in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urged to take up ‘Evergreen’ vaccine offer

18 November 2021

Cases of COVID-19 in the over 60s have increased in both the East and West Midlands in the last week with over 60s case rates per 100,000 above the average for the whole of England which stands at 232,000. Statistics from the ONS this month have also shown that the risk of death involving COVID-19…

‘At risk’ people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to get the flu jab

17 November 2021

At a time of increased publicity around cases of Covid-19 and the vaccination programme, clinicians in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are warning those eligible not to forget to get their free flu jab when invited by their GP practice or by going to a community pharmacy to increase their protection against this winter disease. On…

COVID-19 measures to remain in place at Shropshire’s acute hospitals

16 July 2021

The requirements to wear a face covering and social distance at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will remain in place after Monday 19 July, as will the restrictions on visiting, to help control the spread of COVID-19. The announcement from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH),…

NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules. Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in…

NHS invites all adults to get a COVID jab in final push

18 June 2021

Issued by NHS England: All adults can now book a life-saving COVID jab vaccine, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not had one as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme, the biggest in health service history, begins the final…

Shrewsbury Town Manager Steve Cotterill encourages local people to get vaccinated

10 June 2021

Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s Manager, Steve Cotterill, advises people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to have the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they can. Steve has experienced the serious effects of COVID-19 first-hand and is very aware of the benefits of being vaccinated. Steve said: “There is a big push at the moment to…

Visiting extended for antenatal and postnatal wards

1 June 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Visiting will be extended at the antenatal and postnatal wards at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford after the Trust which runs the hospital eased restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From today, a single, named person will be able to stay on…

Why fresh air is important to reduce the spread of COVID-19

18 May 2021

The ‘hands, face, space’ guidance for reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) was recently updated to include ‘fresh air’. This is because COVID-19 is an airborne transmitted virus, and research shows the risk of infection is significantly lower in well-ventilated spaces. An infected person releases COVID particles into the air by coughing, talking and breathing.…

Healthcare leaders stress importance of COVID-19 second dose vaccine

4 May 2021

Healthcare leaders across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are urging people to attend their second dose vaccination appointment when they are invited so they can join the millions of people who are helping to protect themselves and others. Over 384,432 doses (including second doses) of the COVID-19 vaccination have been given to people in Shropshire, Telford…

Changes announced for women and support partners accessing maternity services run by acute trust

21 April 2021

Issued by Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is pleased to welcome one support partner for all women attending antenatal appointments and ultrasound scans at hospital sites from Monday 19 April onwards. With the support of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils, maternity services users and their…

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