Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Telephone: 01743 261000
Address: Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8XQ
Website: http://www.sath.nhs.uk/

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 60 ratings for this hospital

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Braille translation service (not answered)
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled WC
  • Induction loop
  • RNID typetalk (not answered)
  • Signing service available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Step free access
The main outpatient entrance at the RSH

Accommodation

  • Access to TV
  • Internet access
  • Public telephone
  • Family accommodation (not answered)
  • Mobile phones permitted (not answered)
  • Private rooms only (not answered)
  • Single sex accommodation only

Most inpatients will stay in our ward block at the heart of the hospital site. This provides clean accommodation, normally in single sex bays within individual wards that provide specialist care depending on your condition and needs.  Most wards cater for both men and women, so whilst your care will normally be provided in a single sex bay you may see people of the opposite sex in neighbouring bays or in corridors and other shared areas.

There are some parts of our hospitals where due to the specialist nature of treatment, equipment and staffing it is not always possible to guarantee a single sex environment.  This includes areas such as ITU, HDU and coronary care.  In these areas we aim to provide dignified care, so please talk to a member of staff about privacy and dignity for you or your relative.

TVs are available in many ward areas.

Counselling and Support

  • Bereavement support
  • Translation services

The Hamar Centre is located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The service is for people with cancer and other long term and serious illnesses, their relatives and carers living in Telford, Shropshire and Mid-Wales. People can telephone or 'drop-in' to the Centre for information or to make appointments for taking up further support. Ward visits may be possible but this should be discussed with ward staff first, as other hospital services may be more appropriate at this stage.
Support includes:

  • Individual counselling with trained counsellors who can offer a range of different expertise and approaches to helping
  • Working in a group (e.g. relaxation and self-care/life skills, art and creativity)
  • Individual supportive therapies (e.g. aromatherapy, touch therapy /Reiki).

The Hamar Centre is open Monday - Thursday from 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m, and on Friday from 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
You can contact the Hamar Centre as follows:
Tel: 01743 261035
Fax: 01743 261465
E-mail: hamarcentre@sath.nhs.uk

Faith services

  • Prayer area
  • On-site chapel

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has a chaplaincy service available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They can be contacted via Royal Shrewsbury Hospital switchboard Tel: 01743 261000 and asking for the chaplain bleep.
Whilst a chaplain is often on site, some times the chaplain will be "on call".
The chaplaincy team works as a team of whole-time chaplains, part-time chaplains, and volunteers. They represent different denominations and have contact with all the major faith communities.
The main features of their work include:
- providing support and a listening ear
- affirming the dignity and worth of each individual
- meeting people where they are
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Food and amenities on-site

  • Cafe
  • Patient library
  • Pharmacy
  • Shop

A variety of cafe and shop facilities are available at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital provided by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and by the League of Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

An on-site hospital pharmacy is available but this does not provide a public dispensing and retail service.

Parking

  • Car Parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Disabled parking

Public parking is available at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The car parks are Pay and Display and all patients and visitors to the hospitals using the car parks must purchase and clearly display a valid ticket.

Please visit our website at www.sath.nhs.uk for further details

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Last updated on 19 July 2013.

Information supplied by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust