Service Update: Tuesday 12 December

Dec 12, 2017

Following a night of sub-zero conditions, Shropshire Community Health Trust is again today (Tuesday 12 December) providing community visits to essential or critical patients only.

However, other services are now running as normal – with Outpatient Clinics running in the Community Hospitals and all Minor Injuries Units open.

With temperatures not expected to dip below freezing again in the immediate future, it is forecast that the snow and ice will begin to thaw over the next 24 hours.

We anticipate all our services to be back to business as usual from tomorrow (Wednesday 13 December).

We advise all patients coming to an appointment – either today or tomorrow – to leave a little extra time for your journey as some roads remain tricky.

If you do not believe you will be able to get to a scheduled appointment, please let us know you will not be attending. You can do this by calling the number on your appointment letter.

We apologise for the inconvenience these service disruptions have caused to patients – both today and over the last few days since snow started to fall on Friday.

We would also like to repeat our message encouraging people to consider the health needs of any elderly or frail neighbours. Please take the time to visit vulnerable neighbours to check their health and make sure they keep warm and are adequately fed by taking them meals.

You can also help with shopping and home tasks or give them a lift to shops, GP or pharmacy to pick up medications or get their flu jab. And, most importantly, watch for illness and make sure they seek help before it becomes more serious.