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Temporary suspension of services at Ludlow MLU tomorrow (Saturday 3 March)

2 March 2018 4:25pm

Services at Ludlow Midwife-Led Unit (MLU) will be temporarily suspended from 8pm tomorrow (Saturday 3 March) until 8am on Sunday because of short-term staff sickness.

Women booked to give birth at Ludlow MLU who go into labour during the temporary suspension of services will be offered a birth at another MLU or the Consultant-led unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. If any women due to give birth at Ludlow MLU require support during this time they will be able to access a Midwife.

All women potentially affected by the suspension have been contacted.

Sarah Jamieson, Head of Midwifery at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “Unfortunately, due to short-term sickness, it will be necessary to suspend services at Ludlow MLU from 8pm tomorrow until 8am on Sunday. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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Notes for Editors:

  • The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital care for almost 500,000 people from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Patients come to us from Telford, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Newtown and Welshpool in Powys.
  • The Trust continues to work with its partners in health and social care in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales to develop patient-focused services that meet the needs of our communities.
  • If you have any feedback about local healthcare, independent support and signposting is available from Healthwatch Shropshire, Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin and Powys Community Health Council (CHC):
  • Healthwatch Shropshire: 01743 237884 or email the team via enquiries@healthwatchshropshire.co.uk
  • Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin: 01952 739540 or email info@healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk
  • Powys CHC: 01686 627632 or email powyschc@waleschc.org.uk

For more information contact David Burrows, Communications Officer at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, on 01743 261378.