Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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Coordinates: 52°42′32″N 2°47′35″W / 52.709°N 2.793°W / 52.709; -2.793

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
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Location Copthorne, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Care system NHS
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Keele University Medical School
Staffordshire University
Emergency department Yes
Beds 492
Founded 1979 (successor to Royal Salop Infirmary)

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 is currently under the leadership of Cheif executive Simon Wright and chair Professor Peter Latchford OBE.


The hospital was founded in 1979 following the closure of the Royal Salop Infirmary that occupied a position in the centre of Shrewsbury. The site of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital was already occupied by Copthorne Hospital and Copthorne Maternity Hospital which were situated either side of Mytton Oak Road. The Maternity Hospital had been opened in July 1968 by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.[citation needed]

The hospital underwent further expansion with the closure of the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, also situated in the centre of Shrewsbury, in the late 1990s.

In 2004 Copthorne Hospital closed and all departments transferred across Mytton Oak Road. The current hospital now occupies one site on the north side of Mytton Oak Road.

The hospital is linked to Keele University Medical School for clinical training of medical students, Staffordshire University for nursing and midwifery training and Birmingham City University for the clinical training of Radiography/Radiotherapy students.

It has an air ambulance landing site about 50 yards away from the main entrance.

Notable patients[edit]

Those reported to have died there include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shropshire Star, Saturday 1 May 1982, page 1 (First edition).
  2. ^ "Lord Harlech killed in crash". Shropshire Star. 26 January 1985. p. 1. 
  3. ^ [1] BBC News online report of death.
  4. ^ "Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64". BBC. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Death Notices - MORRIS, Geoffrey". Shropshire Star. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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