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Services temporarily suspended at Shrewsbury Midwife Unit

Services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Midwife Led Unit have been temporarily suspended Credit: PA Images

Services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Midwife Led Unit have been temporarily suspended from 5pm on Monday September 18th until 8am on Tuesday September 19 due to flash flooding.

Water has caused damage to the roof of the unit, meaning that part of it is inaccessible.

All women who are due to have their baby have been notified, and calls have been diverted so that women still have 24/7 access to a midwife.

However, anyone in labour will be asked to make their way to either Wrekin Midwife Led Unit or the Consultant Led Unit at Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford.

Sarah Jamieson, Head of Midwifery at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust said:

We would like to apologise for this unpredictable short term closure. Estates are working with us to ensure repairs are carried out in the shortest time possible. While we endeavour to ensure services are up and running fully, we do not yet understand the full extent of the damage.”

– Sarah Jamieseon