Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has decided to lose Ludlow Maternity Unit for two weeks. Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East says: I have completely lost track of how often we have heard that Ludlow Maternity Unit is to close temporarily. A few days later, it reopens. And not long after that, the health trust, SaTH, announces the maternity unit is to close yet again. Maternity services in rural Shropshire look like they are stuck in a Groundhog Day.