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Local patients assured they are getting a top service

Created on 08/10/2018 @ 11:44
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Patients from Newtown and Montgomeryshire have been reassured that they are receiving a top-class service in a letter from 37 consultants at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

The Trust is facing an independent investigation into historical problems with its maternity services at Shrewsbury Hospital, and there are issues concerning the A&E currently operated at Telford.

But the 37 consultants have collectively reassured patients that while these issues are being addressed as a matter of urgency, they are still placing patient needs as their priority.

In their letter to the “people of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales” the 37 consultants stated: “We would like to thank the local people of Telford, Wrekin, Shropshire and Mid Wales for the overwhelming support that they have given recently to our staff. Both our staff and the local public have been distressed and concerned by recent National headlines.

"We would like to reassure our patients that their safe care is our priority.

"We welcome the independent review of our maternity department which will help us to learn from past events. Our accident and emergency departments are under enormous pressure with doctors, nurses and all other staff doing their best despite overwhelming demand.

“We now have a clear vision for the future of our hospitals. This year, we have appointed many new consultants to the Trust who want to make their home here and help us realise this vision.

"We will continue to work and support our managers and members of the board to bring this to fruition. Safe and effective care in Telford, Wrekin, Mid Wales and Shropshire requires stable leadership; any major change to the Leadership team would be a misguided and unnecessary distraction at this key time.

“Thank you for continuing to support your local hospitals.”

Dr Nawaid Ahmad, Consultant physician
Dr Ian Baguley, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr L Branfield, Consultant Anaesthetist
Mr Mark Cheetham, Consultant Surgeon
Dr Emma Crawford, Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Owen David, Consultant Physician
Dr S Deshpande, Consultant Paediatrician/Neonatologist
Mr Antony Fox, Consultant surgeon
Dr Kevin Eardley, Consultant Renal Physician
Dr David Elcock, Consultant Anaesthetist
Mr Andy Elves, Consultant Urologist
Dr Leah Farrell, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Graham Harvey, Consultant Microbiologist, Clinical Director pathology
Dr Dodiy Herman, Consultant Accident and Emergency Consultant
Dr Robin Hollands, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Paul Jones, Consultant anaesthetist/Training Programme Director for the West Midlands
Dr Chris de Klerk, Consultant Anaesthetist
Mr S Kumaran, Consultant Accident and Emergency
Dr Robert Manns, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Steve Mckew, Haematologist and Lead Cancer Clinician
Ms Kate Merriman, Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Dr Marie Metelko, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Nigel Mike, Consultant Physician
Dr M Mohajer, Consultant Obstetrician
Dr Harmish Mougdil, Consultant respiratory Physician
Dr Richard Orme, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Warren Perks, Senior lecturer Medicine, Consultant physician
Mr Manel Riera, Consultant Surgeon
Mr Richard Roach, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Dr Sian Robbins, Consultant Radiologist
Mr Andy Scott, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon
Mr H Shawkat, Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Koottalai Srinivasan, Consultant Respiratory Physician
Dr Meena Srinivasan, Consultant, Clinical Lead for Stroke services
Dr Tim Stone, Consultant Radiologist
Mr Bruce Summers, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Dr Alistair Windsor, Consultant ITU anaesthetist

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