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News from our partners: Teddy bear manufacturer donates more than £2,000 to hospitals from sale of Bevan

News from our partners: Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) A limited edition teddy bear, created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, has so far raised more than £2,000 for Shropshire’s acute hospitals. Bevan the bear Bevan the Bear was created by Ironbridge-based Merrythought – the only traditional teddy bear manufacturers left in the UK – to raise...


Fifteen primary schools to get running tracks made from recycled Shropshire roads

Fifteen Shropshire primary schools are to get brand new running tracks made from recycled roads, thanks to the government’s ‘sugar tax’ and to staff from Shropshire Council, WSP and Kier – partners in the Shropshire Highways alliance. Construction of the first track began at Criftins Primary School near Ellesmere last week, with the remaining 14 tracks due to be completed...


Come along and join in the Christmas festivities at Helena Lane in Ludlow

Helena Lane in Ludlow will be hosting their annual Christmas Fayre on Thursday 13 December 2018. The event, at the Helena Lane Day Care Centre, 20 Hamlet Road, Ludlow will run from 10.30am to 12pm, and will include a variety of activities including a raffle and tombola. Refreshments and a selection of cakes and mince pies will also be available at the centre’s café. Gaye Davies, who...


Shropshire Integrated Community Services social work team wins top national award

A social work team from Shropshire has received national recognition after winning a top prize at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards. The Integrated Community Services (ICS) team, jointly run by Shropshire Council and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, were named the winner of the Team of the Year, Adult Services award at the national event which took place last week (Friday 30...


News from our partners: More than 99% of patients needing a diagnostic test at SaTH get one within six week target

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) More than 99 per cent of patients needing a diagnostic test at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals received one within six weeks, it’s been confirmed. This key target has been met every single month since February 2017, with the latest figures revealing that 99.69% of patients received a diagnostic test within six...


News from our partners: Health and social care professionals working together to get patients out of hospital sooner

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) Health and social care professionals from across the county have spent a week together to explore new ways of getting patients to leave hospital sooner so they can recover in the best possible place. Representatives from 10 different organisations – including Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Telford...


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