- The decision to base Shropshire's A and E in Shrewsbury was made at a meeting tonight.
- It was the preferred option of health bosses.
- But many people in Telford are furious their A and E will change status.
- The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council is requesting an Emergency General Meeting to consider referring the decision to the Health Secretary.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is to become the main 24/7 A&E hospital for Shropshire.
The decision was made unanimously tonight at a meeting of health bosses.
This means that the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury will become a specialist Emergency Care site.
The CCG says this will offer better care for patients, with the most serious cases treated on one site, and beds on a separate site protected for planned operations.
And £312m will be released from the Treasury to develop both locations.
But the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council has said tonight he will call for an Emergency General Meeting next month for the Council to formally refer the decision to the Health Secretary.