Concern after birthing unit closed to new admissions

Cotswold birthing centre in Chipping Norton
Cotswold birthing centre in Chipping Norton Photo:

There is concern among mums-to-be tonight after a maternity unit was unexpectedly closed to new admissions.

Health officials say the decision to suspend services at the Cotswold birthing centre in Chipping Norton was taken after questions were raised about working practices.

An investigation is underway and in the meantime women are being directed to alternative hospitals in the area. Mel Bloor reports.