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Temporary Suspension of Services at Oswestry MLU (Saturday 24 March)

23 March 2018 4:30pm

Services at Oswestry Midwife-Led Unit (MLU) will be temporarily suspended from 8pm tomorrow (Saturday 24 March) until 8am on Sunday.

Women booked to give birth at Oswestry 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 Oswestry 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 ast The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “Unfortunately, due to the on-going need to ensure the midwives we have are where our mums are, it will be necessary to suspend services at Oswestry MLU from 8pm tomorrow until 8am on Sunday. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Inpatient services at Bridgnorth MLU will also be suspended from 8pm on Sunday. Further details can be found here.

Services at Ludlow MLU will resume at 8am on Sunday.