Day: 2 December 2016

New health trust plans will close maternity units overnight, including Ludlow Maternity Unit

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is planning to convert the midwifery-led maternity units (MLUs) at Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry to “birthing centres”. This means that the MLUs will not be staffed overnight. Women in labour will instead must call the units to arrange for them to open. Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East and a practising nurse, is very concerned about the plans.

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