Plans for Shropshire health changes drawn up

Accident and emergency services will remain at both of Shropshire's main hospitals, under new proposals drawn up by the health services.

Health bosses in Shropshire have been looking at a range of proposals for changing hospital services.

Plans include having most surgery take place at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with Princess Royal Hospital in Telford dealing with outpatients and day cases.

Public consultation is expected to start in December.

Other proposals included the creation of a women and children centre at Princess Royal Hospital with a low-risk midwifery service available in Shrewsbury.

Andrew Eade, leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, said he believed the proposals were a genuine attempt to see a fair division of services across both sites.

He said one of the principal issues had been that the council would oppose any attempt to downgrade accident and emergency cover at either site.

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