This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Save Oswestry Maternity Unit

Oswestry MLU it is in danger of becoming a birthing unit. Add your voice to this petition to keep this unit open full time & keep this amazing service, vital not only for births in Shropshire & Powys but to keep the amazing ante & post natal care so many of us have been lucky enough to receive.

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Taken from The Shropshire Star:

Fears have been raised because no details have been announced about how rural maternity services such as those at Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry are to be funded beyond April 2017 when the current funding contract ends.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Ludlow midwife-led unit, insists there are no plans to close it permanently.

However the financial recovery plan for the trust lists one of the possible changes as converting three midwife led units to birthing centres.


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