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Public Consultation

The Future Fit public consultation is now closed. Any online surveys completed before the closing time of midnight on Tuesday 11 September and any freepost surveys that are postmarked with a date up to and including 11 September will be considered as part of the consultation. Find out more about the next steps.



We held a number of public events over the 15 week consultation period, which people attended to learn more about the proposed changes to local hospital services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.


Public exhibition events

The public were invited to drop into our public exhibition events any time from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. At these events the public were able to speak to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals about the proposals, pick up consultation brochures and have their say.

Date Venue
Wednesday 6 June 2018 Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford TF3 4HS
Thursday 7 June 2018 Shrewsbury Football Club, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
Thursday 28 June 2018 Elephant and Castle Hotel, Broad Street, Newtown SY16 2BQ
Wednesday 4 July 2018 Bishop Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RZ
Wednesday 11 July 2018 Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1LU
Wednesday 25 July 2018 Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, Northgate, Bridgnorth WV16 4ER
Thursday 2 August 2018 The Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
Thursday 9 August 2018 Cosy Hall, Water Lane, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7LD 
Wednesday 15 August 2018 Cabin Lane Church, Cabin Lane, Oswestry SY11 2LQ
Tuesday 21 August 2018 Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX 


Pop-in Q&As

The public were invited to drop in on question and answer sessions which were held between 4pm and 7pm.These sessions were smaller scale events with a minimum of one emergency or urgent care consultant and one paediatrician in attendance, along with executive directors from the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). These events had four stands: Emergency and Urgent Care; Women's and Children's; Travel and Transport; and General Enquiries. NB: At the Welshpool event, the Women's and Children's stand was replaced with a Planned Care stand.

Date Venue
Wednesday 29 August 2018    Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Woodside, Telford TF7 5QZ
Thursday 30 August 2018
Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DG

* A pop-in Q&A session in Bishop's Castle had been planned for Wednesday 8 August 2018 but was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances  This session was rearranged for Monday 20 August and the format changed to a public meeting. Details can be found in the 'Other' section below. 


Pop-up displays

We also held a number of pop-up displays, where the public were able to pick up a copy of the summary consultation document and survey. Please note that pop-ups were not staffed by doctors or healthcare professionals.

July 2018

  • Saturday 7 July, 11am to 3pm: NHS70 Charity Fun Day, Shropshire Conference Centre, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
  • Sunday 8 July, 11am to 3.45pm: Lions Day, Bowring Park, Wellington TF1 2BP


    Thursday 12 July, 10.15am to 12.15pm: Woodside Community Centre, Park Lane, Telford TF7 5QZ
  • Thursday 12 July, 1.30pm to 3.45pm: Ketley Rose Manor, Ketley Park Road, Ketley, Telford TF1 5FH


    Friday 13 July, 10am to 12.30pm: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Church, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Newtown     SY16 2AG
  • Friday 13 July, 2pm to 4pm: Youth & Community Centre, Council Buildings, Llanfyllin SY22 5DB

  • Saturday 14 July, 12pm to 4pm: Telford African & Afro-Caribbean Resource Centre (TAARC) Family Fun Day, Hadley Learning Community School, Waterloo Road, Hadley, Telford TF1 5NU
  • Sunday 15 July, 11am to 4pm: Carnival of the Giants, Telford Town Park, Hinkshay Road, Telford, TF3 4EP
  • Monday 16 July, 10.15am to 12.15pm: Bishops Castle Town Hall Trust, Town Hall, High St, Bishops Castle        SY9 5BG
  • Monday 16 July, 1.45pm to 3.45pm: The Meadows Medical Practice, Turnpike Meadow, Clun, Craven Arms      SY7 8HZ
  • Thursday 19 July, 10am to 12pm: Welshpool Town Hall, Broad Street, Welshpool SY21 7JQ
  • Thursday 19 July, 2pm to 4pm: Caereinion Health Centre, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool SY21 0RT
  • Saturday 21 July, 10am to 3.45pm: Bridgnorth Market 32-27, High St, Bridgnorth WV16 4DX
  • Sunday 22 July, 11am to 4pm: Community Fun Day, Arleston Community Centre, St Giles Close, Arleston, Telford, TF1 2AB
  • Thursday 26 July, 10.15am to 12.15pm: Wem Market by Wem Town Hall, 28-32 High St, Wem, Shrewsbury      SY4 5DG
  • Thursday 26 July, 1.45pm to 3.45pm: Whitchurch Library, Town Hall/High St, Whitchurch SY13 1AX
  • Friday 27 July, 10.15am to 12.15pm: Dawley High Street Band Stand, High St, Dawley, Telford TF4 2EX
  • Friday 27 July, 1.45pm to 3.45pm: First Point Telford, Southwater Square, Southwater One, Southwater Way, Telford TF3 4JG
  • Saturday 28 July, 10.15am to 3.45pm: Market Drayton Market, 49-51 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire


August 2018

  • Friday 3 August, 10:15 to 12:15pm: Lawley Medical Practice, Farriers Green, Lawley Bank, Telford TF4 2LL
  • Friday 3 August, 1:45pm to 3:45pm: Abraham Darby Sports & Leisure Centre, Ironbridge Road, Madeley, TF7 5HX
  • Saturday 4 August, 10:15am to 12:15pm: IMAX Cinema,Southwater Square, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4HS
  • Saturday 4 August, 1:45pm to 3:45pm: Telford Bowling Alley, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4EJ 
  • Wednesday 8 August, 10:15 to 12:15pm: Hub on the Hill, Sutton Hill Community Centre, 103-106 Southgate, Telford TF7 4HG 
  • Wednesday 8 August, 1:45 to 3:45pm: The Corn Exchange, 62 High Street, Much Wenlock, TF13 6AE
  • Thursday 9 August, 1:45pm to 3:45pm: Morrisons Supermarket, Newdale, Telford TF3 5ES
  • Saturday 11 August, 10:15 to 3:45pm: Powis Hall Market, Bailey Head, Oswestry SY11 1PZ
  • Thursday 16 August, 10:15 to 3:45pm: Attingham Park, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury SY5 6JP
  • Tuesday 21 August, 10:15 to 12:15pm: Ellesmere Indoor Market, Scotland Street, Ellesmere SY12 0EG
  • Tuesday 21 August, 1:45pm to 3:35pm: RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry SY10 7AG
  • Wednesday 22 August, 10:15 to 12:15pm: The Anstice Centre, Park Avenue, Madeley, Telford TF7 5BB
  • Wednesday 22 August, 1:45pm to 3:45pm: Lawley Bank Court, Martingale Way, Lawley, Telford TF4 2PP
  • Wednesday 29 August, 10:15 to 12:00pm: Parkwood Suported Living, Park Lane, Woodside, Telford TF7 5GA
  • Wednesday 29 August, 1pm to 3:30pm: Oakengates Leisure Centre, New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, TF2 7AB



Local Joint Committees (LJCs)

  • Thursday 12 July, 7pm: Bishop's Castle Local Joint Committee public meeting, SpArC Leisure Centre, Brampton Road, Bishop's Castle SY9 5AY
  • Thursday 19 July, 7pm: Wem Town Council public meeting, The Roden Suite, Edinburgh House, New Street, Wem
  • Tuesday 24 July, 7pm: Oswestry Local Joint Committee public meeting, Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry SY11 2SZ
  • Thursday 26 July, 7pm: Market Drayton Local Joint Committee public meeting, The Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
  • Tuesday 7 August, 7pm: Much Wenlock & Shipton and Broseley & Barrow Local Joint Committees public meeting, The Edge Art Centre, Much Wenlock TF13 6NB
  • Monday 3 September, 6pm: Albrighton and Shifnal Local Joint Committee public meeting, St Mary’s Church Centre, Vicarage Fields, off High Street, Albrighton WV7 3EQ 

Public Meetings

  • Tuesday 14 August, 7pm: Clunbury Parish Council local public meeting, Clunbury Village Hall, Twitchen Road, Clunbury, Shropshire SY7 0HF
  • Monday 20 August, 6pm to 8pm: The Town Hall (Market Hall Room), High Street, Bishop's Castle SY9 5BG. 

Get in touch and find out more

You can contact the Future Fit Programme Team via the following methods.

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