Month: March 2018

Ludlow Maternity Unit closes for two weeks – welcome to Shropshire’s version of Groundhog Day

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.

Updated: 17:50pm Sunday. This post will not now be updated as the disruption appears to be over. In the last few minutes the company has said: “A normal service will operate between Cardiff and Shrewsbury/Manchester.” See also: Cardiff-Chester rail services resume after defect repaired. Check before you travel. You can check the latest information at For real time information on arrivals and departures from Ludlow, and cancellations, the best site is live departure boards.

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