Midwife led unit services suspended due to staff sickness

Reporter:

Nick Knight

Services at the Oswestry Midwife-Led Unit (MLU) have been temporarily suspended from 8pm on Sunday, January 7, until 8am on Monday, 8 January 8.

Women booked to give birth at Oswestry MLU who go into labour during the temporary suspension of services will be offered a birth at another MLU. If any women due to give birth at Oswestry MLU requires support during this time they will be able to access a midwife.

The suspension of services is due to short-term staff sickness.

A spokesperson for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “We are contacting any women who have chosen to deliver at Oswestry MLU and are likely to give birth in the near future to inform them and offer an alternative location to give birth if they go into labour during the temporary suspension of services.”

Sarah Jamieson, head of midwifery at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), added: “Unfortunately, due to short-term sickness, it will be necessary to suspend services at Oswestry MLU from 8pm on Sunday until 8am on Monday. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

“We are contacting women who have chosen to deliver at Oswestry and who are due to give birth in the near future to inform them and offer an alternative location to give birth if they go into labour while services are suspended at Oswestry MLU.”

Email:

nick.knight@nwn.co.uk

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