NHS4All is a campaign led by Telford & Wrekin Council to give people in Telford and Wrekin a voice around controversial plans to change hospital services in the borough and across Shropshire.
In a nutshell, these plans will see Telford’s main hospital, the Princess Royal, lose its 24-hour A&E and emergency care for women and children as it becomes a centre for planned care.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury will become a centre for emergencies, with people needing to go there if they need specialist emergency care.
As part of these plans, Telford would become the largest town in England without a full A & E service when our population is aging and growing. The borough's population is one of the fastest growing in the country and the number of residents aged 65+ in Telford and Wrekin grew by 35.7% in the last ten years. This is the second highest growth in this age group of all unitary local authority areas.
The plans to downgrade emergency care at the Princess Royal Hospital do not make sense.
In fact, two in three of the 18,742 people who officially responded to public consultation on Future Fit plans disagreed with moving emergency care to Shrewsbury.
Other services could also be scaled back at the Princess Royal as the original plans submitted by health leaders, amounting to an investment of around £500 million, were reworked to fit the £312 million budget.
You can see the key decisions made around the plans in the timeline.