Work is starting on the next two doctors' houses at the Princess Royal Hospital
Here's an update on the work being done to refurb doctors' accommodation at the Princess Royal Hospital to help recruit more junior and middle grade doctors to Telford.
Two houses on the hospital site have been refurbished. Two more houses are now being stripped of their interiors to make way for a full makeover, including new kitchens, bathrooms and communal lounge areas. In total, six houses will be transformed which the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust will offer rent-free to junior and middle grade doctors; the only trust in the country to do so.
The project was the idea of a consultant anaesthetist at the hospital who discussed it with Telford & Wrekin Council Leader Shaun Davies. An appeal to the public for help led to donations of materials, fixtures, fittings, time, expertise and nearly £40,000.
Cllr Davies said: “At first, this project aimed to refurbish three houses. Thanks to the generosity of the community three will become six.
“Two houses now ready to take middle junior doctors when they qualify and middle grade doctors. Work on the next two will start next week.
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the project so far. We know there is a great deal of interest from undergraduates in coming to Telford because of the great work we are all doing for our hospital. We’re now entering the second round of work on these houses and if anyone can help, please email NHS4All@telford.gov.uk.”
Thank you to all the following for their help in the project so far:
•Alan Ball Flooring •CLC Contractors Ltd •Codelocks Ltd •Steve Cureton •Dawley Hamlets Parish Council •Denso Manufacturing UK Ltd •Dimension Data •Dulux Paint •Rob Finney Photography •Geomitre •GMB Wellington •Granville Construction •Great Dawley Town Council •Hadley & Leegomery Parish Council •Idris Contract Flooring •J Daniel Carpet & Flooring •Paul Jones •Mary Lewis •Limetree Landscape Services & Nurseries Ltd •Madeley Town Council •Margaret Malcolm •MCS Building Services Shropshire Ltd •Newport Town Council •Oakengates Town Council •Preece Burford Ltd •PROCare Ltd •QA Shropshire •Resin Floors Telford •Reviive Telford •Dave Roscoe •Shropshire Blinds •St Georges and Priorslee Parish Council •The Wrekin Housing Trust •Tikkurila •Emma Tilley •Trovex •TWS •Vortex Cleaning •Wellington Town Council •WSP •Wrockwardine Wood & Trench Parish Council.