The West Midlands Ambulance Service has said this has prevented its staff from being sent out on other jobs.
It has called for action to reduce the delays at accident and emergency departments and in May, its Director of Nursing, Mark Docherty, warned it was dealing with a "catastrophic situation".
According to the NHS, patient handovers should be completed in 15 minutes and none should be waiting more than 30 minutes.
A report, prepared by the Shropshire and Telford CCG, said a shortage of staff, building limitations and the coronavirus pandemic had all affected the hospitals' ability to process patients quickly.
It also noted the rising cost of living, particularly fuels costs, were having an impact "on choices staff are making about remaining in or entering the health and social care profession".
As well as the new ward and the changes to patient discharges, it suggested changes to ward layouts, a review of rehabilitation provision, support for care homes to reduce bed-blocking and more work to help patients find alternatives to A&E.
It said it also wanted to ensure the non-emergency 111 number was used as the "primary route to access urgent care".
The report said these changes would be developed over the summer, to ensure the health service in Shropshire was prepared by the time demand increases in the winter.