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Parents raise concern over 'devastating' Shropshire hospitals job advert

Shropshire's major hospital trust is facing criticism for a job advert which said successful candidates would have to "frequently" tell patients and families of incidents where "harm has been caused".

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The advert was for a role at the Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

The advert was for a role at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) – which is currently in special measures and was the subject of the damning Ockenden investigation into its maternity services, published last year.

The position of Divisional Quality Governance Lead is a £50,000-£57,000 a year role at the trust, which manages both Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

The position is to "oversee all aspects of quality governance within the Women's and Children's Division" at the trust – with the intention of "ensuring that services meet the required level of quality assurance standards within the trust".

The description of the tasks included in the role lists one of telling families where standards of care have not been met.

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