Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust provides health care through two main hospital sites, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital in nearby Telford. Together they serve half a million people in the Shropshire and mid-Wales area. In the future, the in-patient paediatric services based in each hospital will combine to become a single, modern unit which will make it one of the largest pediatric units in the country.

The hospital has 5,000 staff and is one of the largest employers in the area. The Trust prioritises a healthy work-life balance for all its staff and this is realised through a number of ways such as family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements, salary sacrifice schemes and staff gyms and restaurants located at both hospital sites.

View the current vacancies at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital.

Where is Shrewsbury?

Shrewsbury is located in central England, close to the Welsh border. It has fast and easy connections to major cities like Manchester (1 hour, 15 mins away by train), Birmingham (1 hour 25 mins away by train) and London (3 hours by train or car). The country of Wales is only 15 kilometres away.

The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester and are all approximately an hour away. These three airports are served by both major international and budget airlines.

The town itself is steeped in history. It was founded in 800AD and has many preserved many of its historical buildings which can be seen throughout the town, such as medieval houses, Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey. During the Middle Ages, the town was the centre of the wool trade in England.

Today Shrewsbury is a lively Market Town and the main hub in the county of Shropshire. It has a population of around 100,000 and is a popular tourist destination. There are several festivals held throughout the year and plenty of cultural and shopping opportunities. Several internationally famous people hail from Shrewsbury, such as Charles Darwin, the poet Wilfred Owen and the actor/comedian Michael Palin.

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