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.
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Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering in places. Away from the fog, some good wintry sunshine
Police were called after the plane was stuck at Manchester Airport for hours because of a light covering of snow, according to passengers.
Beware icy stretches on Saturday night. Evening showers fade and temperatures fall well below freezing