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£10 Million for a New Surgical Centre at Princess Royal Hospital
07 Sep 2022

A new elective surgical hub is set to open in June 2023 at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, to help reduce patient waiting times for day case operations.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has today announced that it has successfully secured £10 million government funding to create a new surgical elective hub. Beds will be exclusively for patients waiting for elective day case surgery. 

Sara Biffed, Acting Chief Operating Officer for the hospital, said: "This is fantastic news for our local population. By ring-fencing our beds, we can ensure delivery of elective day case activity all year round and reduce the number of operations that unfortunately have to be cancelled due to non-elective pressures. This will help to improve patient outcomes and patient experience.

"I would like to thank my colleagues for all they are doing to care for our patients, and all those who have helped us to secure this facility which will help to make such a difference in our communities."