Shropshire

'Frustration' at NHS trust plans, says Shrewsbury MP

The MP for Shrewsbury says he has received more than 500 letters from people concerned about plans to shake up hospital services in Shropshire.

Princess Royal in Telford and Royal Shrewsbury hospitals would both keep their A&E departments but other services could be moved under plans.

Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski said it had been "unbelievable" how many constituents had got in touch.

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust said the plans were in patients' interests.

'Be professional'

Under the plans announced last year, the trust would move the main maternity and in-patient paediatric services to Telford, along with the obstetric and neo-natal intensive care unit.

Head and neck services would also be based at the hospital.

A midwife-led maternity unit suitable for low-risk pregnancies and acute in-patient abdominal and vascular surgery would be based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Mr Kawczynski said people were frustrated at the proposals.

"I'm trying not now to be emotional about it and be professional about it and civilised," he said.

"It has been unbelievable what has been happening over the past few weeks in terms of constituents getting in touch with people really, really angry and frustrated."

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