It is bad news if you are about to give birth over New Year. Both Ludlow and Bridgnorth maternity led units are suffering overnight closures, with Ludlow closed on New Year’s Eve. This is a taste of the future. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is planning to close midwifery-led maternity units, including Ludlow, overnight.

Campaigners have set up a parliamentary petition calling on our local maternity units to remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please add your signature here…

The petition beings:

Bridgnorth and Ludlow MLU’s are in danger of becoming birthing units and being closed overnight. Please show your support and sign this petition. We need to fight to keep these amazing services open 24 hours a day as they are now.

Please sign the petition here.

Petition signatures after 24 hours (latest data)

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