Telford's primary care trust is to meet to look at ways of funding a new isolation ward to combat super bugs at the town's Princess Royal Hospital.
An old ward would be converted at the hospital
Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamose (ESBL), which is a highly-resistant strain of e-coli, has affected people in hospitals in Shropshire.
But it has not been proved if the bug has caused any deaths.
A committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss plans to isolate patients who may have contracted a super bug.
An old ward would be converted at the hospital, which has most of the equipment for a specialist unit, but the committee is also assessing the cost of bringing in staff.