Hospital boss in Oswestry

By Sue Austin | Oswestry | News | Published:

The chief executive of Shropshire and Telford Hospital Trust will visit Oswestry to discuss the overnight closure of its maternity unit that serves the town.

Simon Wright

Simon Wright will attend tonight's meeting of Oswestry Town Council at the Guildhall and is expected to face questioning by councillors.

Mr Wright was invited to a meeting last month of the council but did not take up the offer.

The midwife led unit, housed at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, has been closed for births and overnight stays for the past month and is expected to remain closed for another two to five months, along with units at Ludlow and Bridgnorth.

Anti-natal and post-natal appointments are unaffected by the ward closure.

Oswestry Town Council has be a strong supporter of the campaign to retain a midwife led unit for the area.

The meeting starts at 7pm and is open to the public.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

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