Maternity units close at Oswestry and Ludlow

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

Maternity units at Ludlow and Oswestry have been closed to women giving births for the next week.

Ludlow Hospital

The midwife-led units will only offer the normal day services for expectant mothers until June 21, the latest in a series of temporary closures.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust said the suspension of services is due to on-going sicknesses.

Women booked to give birth at Ludlow and Oswestry who go into labour during the temporary suspension of services will be offered a birth at another midwife-led unit Anthea Gregory-Page, Deputy Head of Midwifery at trust said today.

"If any women due to give birth at Ludlow or Oswestry require support during this time they will be able to access a midwife," she said.

"We are contacting any women who have chosen to deliver at Ludlow or Oswestry MLU and are likely to give birth in the near future to inform them and offer an alternative location to give birth if they go into labour during the temporary suspension of services.

“Unfortunately, sickness which has been affecting the Midwifery service over recent weeks is continuing and, as a result, we are temporarily suspending services at Ludlow and Oswestry until 8am on Wednesday, June 21. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
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