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Shrewsbury midwife services to stay closed until Wednesday

Midwife services at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is to remain closed Credit: PA Images

Services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Midwife Led Unit are expected to stay closed until 12pm on Wednesday 20 September.

Flash flooding caused damage to the roof of the Midwife Led Unit at 5pm on Monday 18 September and services were immediately suspended while repairs were carried out.

It was hoped that services would be up and running again at 8am on Tuesday (19 September) morning but the repairs will take longer than initially anticipated.

The hospital Trust’s maintenance team are confident this will be concluded by 12noon tomorrow (Wednesday) so that services can be fully restored.

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 in Telford.

We would like to apologise for this unpredictable short term closure and that the repairs are taking a short while longer than initially anticipated.

The Trust’s maintenance team are working with us to ensure repairs are carried out in the shortest time possible to ensure services are up and running fully.”

– Sarah Jamieson, Head of Midwifery at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust