The real reason?
Maybe i'm reading between the lines, but I'm sure it's been said that one reason why the local medical powers want to move A&E away from Telford is because of the difficulty of getting doctors to work in Telford - hence the exercise going on at PRH to renovate properties on-site to hopefully induce (bribe?) some courageous medical professionals to enter our locality. Just as long as they remember to don their stab vests and bring their armed bodyguards, eh? Yes, that is as ridiculous as it sounds, but the bottom line is pure snobbery - Shrewsbury is a 'nicer' place to be and (greater) cost be damned. Years ago I read that our NHS was seen as the world's leading medical training institution, with students flocking to our universities and hospitals from around the world to take advantage of relatively low-cost and high-calibre education. Considering this, why is there not some obligation upon such professionals upon qualification to go where the NHS needs them, a quid pro quo for their well-priced high-quality education?