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Cash for maternity units

Eight hospitals in the North West are to share more than two million pounds to improve their maternity units. Some of the cash may be used to create midwife-led units and better facilities for women giving birth.

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Extra help for mums-to-be

Eight hospitals in the North West are to share more than two million pounds to improve their maternity units. Some of the cash may be used to create midwife-led units and better facilities for women giving birth.

Blackpool Foundation Trust is to get £681,606; Saint Mary's, Manchester, £95,064; East Cheshire NHS Trust , £83,000; East Lancashire Trust £114,977.

A further £754,000 goes to Chorley District Hospital & Royal Preston Hospital; £451,000 to Stockport Foundation Trust ; £444,000 to Warrington Hospital ; Wrightington, £113,000 to Wigan & Leigh trust.

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