The Princess Royal Hospital issued a black alert this week which means that so many people arrived in A&E they didn’t have enough staff or beds to cope with demand.
Hospital management have refused to comment on the event or on the suggestion that a similar alert was issued at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. News of the black alert at the PRH was leaked by a whistleblower.
The PRH4Me campaign launched by Telford & Wrekin Council which is campaigning for a single hospital in Telford is dangerous because it accepts the principle of there being just one A&E hospital for the whole of Shropshire. The known black alert at the PRH and probable alert at the RSH this week is incontrovertible evidence that Shropshire needs two A&E hospitals and that closing one of them will put lives at risk.