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Maternity and Neonatal

Independent Review into Maternity Services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Posted 27 January, 2021

This page contains information and updates on the Independent Review into Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

The review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health and is led by Donna Ockenden. The review is looking into cases of serious and potentially serious concern at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

The first report of The Independent Maternity Review, led by Donna Ockenden, was published on 10, December 2020. Further information on the Ockenden Review can be found here.

This review is now closed to further enquiries. Families who wish to discuss the care they have received should now do so by contacting The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust at or by phone to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on: 01952 641222 extension 4382.

If you have any questions or comments as an expectant mother please speak to your midwife.

Statement from Dr Julian Povey, Joint Chair of NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin CCGs, and David Evans, Accountable Officer of NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin CCGs:

“It is with great sadness that we receive the first Ockenden Report. This report contains a number of tragic incidents which have been devastating for patients and their families. Our thoughts remain with you all.

“We would like to offer our reassurance that we are fully committed to cooperating with the review, and will provide all necessary documentation requested.

“Further investigations will follow, including the role of the commissioners, of which this CCG is an integral part. We will provide information to the review in support of this, including information on current commissioning practices to show how lessons have been learned and changes implemented. We will continue to work towards improving quality governance across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

“Until the outcome of the Ockenden Review, it is not possible to provide a detailed response to the many questions which are being raised, as to do so may interfere in the work of the review. It is hoped that the conclusions of the review will answer the questions raised.”

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