Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)
|Princess Royal Hospital|
|Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust|
|Location||Telford, Shropshire, England|
|Affiliated university||Keele University Medical School
The Princess Royal Hospital is a teaching hospital located in Apley Castle, Telford, England. It forms the Telford site of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and serves patients in Telford and Wrekin, the rest of Shropshire, and Powys, in conjunction with the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The hospital is currently under the leadership of chief executive Simon Wright and chair Professor Peter Latchford OBE. http://www.sath.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/GuidetoTrustBoard.pdf
The hospital was built in the late 1980s and was originally built in accordance with Nucleus design concept. Based on a standard cruciform floor plan template of approximately 1000m2 which could be linked and assembled on each side of a hospital ‘street’, the Nucleus package offered detailed briefing data, operational policies and standard layouts for a full range of departments. The system allowed for the templates to be stacked to a maximum of three storeys and offered the flexibility of phased linear expansion by extending the street and adding further templates as funding became available. The building is situated just outside the Wellington area of Telford on a relatively spacious site, and all the departments are shared amongst two levels. According to the trust which runs the hospital, it is likely that the hospital will acquire the Children's, Maternity, Gynaecological and Breast Surgery services from the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and the Vascular and Epigastric and Colorectal Surgery will move over to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
- 330 inpatient beds including Intensive Care, Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
- 24 surgical day case beds
- 20 station renal dialysis unit (13 stations are currently in use, with a further seven available as the need for renal dialysis grows in future)
- 14-bed midwife-led maternity unit
Those reported to have died there include:
- Norman Jones (actor) (2013)
- Dalian Atkinson, former professional footballer, confirmed dead after arrival after being tasered in an incident by police (2016)
- "County miner's son had 15 roles in Doctor Who - The final curtain for acting star Norman". Shropshire Star. 18 May 2013. p. 4.Report by Toby Neal.
- "Ex-Villa Star Dies in Taser Shooting". Shropshire Star. 16 August 2016. p. 1.Special Report by Jordan Reynolds and Mark Andrews.