As Valentine’s Day approaches, Telford & Wrekin Council is asking you to show your affection for the services provided by the borough’s hospital.
As part of the Council’s PRH4Me campaign, during this week, you’re being urged to add your name to the growing list of support pledges and share your ‘love’ story about the hospital’s services, in particular the new £28m Women and Children’s Centre which is at risk of being moved to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Council Leader Shaun Davies said: “As a result of the concerns raised by this Council, the ‘Future Fit’ process is to be reviewed to make sure any final decision is reached in a fair, open and transparent way.
“A final decision may not be made until the summer, but the threat to these key services at the Princess Royal Hospital remains as strong as ever.
“The Women and Children’s Centre came to Telford at a cost of £28m because this was found to be the best location on clinical grounds. It makes no sense to close it.
“During the week, on facebook and twitter we will be sharing your ‘love stories’ and we ask you to like them, share or re-tweet them, tag your friends and add your own stories too.
“During the week, we will be at Southwater One or Wellington Market to further gather your pledges of support. Please come and see us, or complete a pledge slip where you see the PRH4Me stand at one of our libraries or leisure centres, or go online at www.PRH4Me.co.uk
“We intend to present your pledges and stories at the highest level and leave no-one in any doubt about the strength of feeling about our vital hospital services.”
The PRH4Me campaign, backed by councilors from all parties on the local authority, was launched on March 17, 2016 to keep people informed about the ‘Future Fit’ decision making process and how it could affect them and for them to share their stories. Since its launch, PRH4Me has attracted more than 24,000 pledges of support from residents and businesses in and around the borough.