We announced in November that clinicians had raised concerns regarding the ability to safely staff the SCBU at FGH and the action we were taking to mitigate against this risk, however this has now been overtaken by the significant, unsustainable levels of sickness absence.
We will continue to work hard, together with the wider NHS to recruit more midwives and neonatal nurses. We have also liaised with other specialist and regional providers to second staff, but this has not yet proved successful.
More top news
Temperatures take a dip over the next few days and nights. Cold wind from the east sets in by the weekend
Wigan's Will Grigg has spoken of his career-high moment after scoring the goal to knock Man City out of the FA Cup.
Prize in memory of Caroline Aherne, who died in 2016