Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Coordinates: 52°42′32″N 2°47′35″W / 52.709°N 2.793°W / 52.709; -2.793
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Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital from Car Park
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is located in Shropshire
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shown in Shropshire
LocationMytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Coordinates52°42′32″N 2°47′35″W / 52.709°N 2.793°W / 52.709; -2.793
Care systemNational Health Service
Affiliated universityKeele University Medical School
Staffordshire University
Emergency departmentYes
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The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is a teaching hospital in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It forms the Shrewsbury site of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, serving patients from Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin) and Powys, in conjunction with the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.


The hospital, which was built to replace the Royal Salop Infirmary in the centre of Shrewsbury and the Copthorne Hospital on the opposite side of the Mytton Oak Road, was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1979.[2] Expansion of the hospital took place when services were transferred from the Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in the centre of Shrewsbury in 1998.[3]

The site on the opposite side of the Mytton Oak Road, formerly occupied by the Copthorne Hospital, was deemed surplus to requirements and sold for development to create affordable housing in 2007.[4] Of the housing subsequently built, called Copthorne Grange, two of its roads, Seacole Way and Cavell Drive were named after famous wartime nurses.[5]

Notable patients[edit]

Those reported to have died there include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Operating Plan 2013/14" (PDF). Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Shropshire NHS memories star in birthday showcase". Shropshire Star. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital". Wordpress. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Homes deal for ex-hospital". Shropshire Star. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton Publications. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3.
  6. ^ Shropshire Star, Saturday 1 May 1982, page 1 (First edition).
  7. ^ "Lord Harlech killed in crash". Shropshire Star. 26 January 1985. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Earl dies". The Observer. 15 August 1993. p. 4. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Benefactor earl dies". Birmingham Evening Mail. 16 August 1993. p. 11. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  10. ^ "'Great Escape' war veteran dies". BBC. 19 January 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64". BBC. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Death Notices - MORRIS, Geoffrey". Shropshire Star. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Cleaner, 40, took £2,400 from top novelist who trusted her". Shropshire Star. 20 July 2022. p. 19.Report by Mark Andrews.
  14. ^ Flash, Oprah (24 July 2023). "Singer Raymond Froggatt dies aged 81". BBC News. Retrieved 24 July 2023. The report omits the Royal from the Hospital's title.

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