The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust offers maternity units at both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Midwife Led Unit
Women are booked for delivery at this Unit if they have been assessed as low – moderate risk pregnancy. Those women who are considered moderate risk are identified as Midwife Led care, which means if a problem occurs, care will automatically be transferred to the Consultant Ward. The Unit provides antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. The care is delivered by two midwives per shift. The aims is to provide minimal intervention and if possible to facilitate normal labour and deliveries.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital also offers an Ultrasound scanning service which are performed at 12 weeks gestation and anomaly scans at 20 weeks. They are open Monday - Friday 09.00am – 5.00pm.
Patient Information Leaflets are published by the Trust on various subjects. Leaflets specifically regarding Teenage Identified Midwifery Service (TIMS), Pregnancy Information Book and Home With Baby. Copies of these are available from your midwife.
Midwife Led Unit
Tel: 01743 261216
Ultrasound Scanning Department
Tel: 01743 261000
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Princess Royal Hospital (Wrekin Maternity Unit)
This low-risk Birthing Unit offers midwifery care for labour, delivery and the postnatal period. Community Midwifery Services for the Telford & Wrekin area, Consultant Antenatal Clinics including day Assessment Unit and Ultrasound Department are available. Midwives at Wrekin Maternity Unit accept mother's who wish to deliver at Wrekin from outside of the Telford and Wrekin area providing they have uncomplicated pregnancy.
Facilities include air-conditioned labour rooms, waterbirthing pool, and one-to-one midwifery care during labour.
The Trust publishes various patient information leaflets including Teenage Identified Midwifery Service (TIMS), Pregnancy Information Book and Home With Baby. Copies of these are available from your midwife.
Tel: 01952 254722
Maternity Services at other locations:
Ludlow Community Hospital
Ludlow Midwives undertake 4 midwife led antenatal clinics per week and 1 Consultant antenatal clinic per week. They also run two parentcraft classes per week and an aquanatal session. In addition to delivery (approximately 100 patients per year)) many mothers transfer back to this very pleasant and homely Unit for their postnatal care.
One to one care is often available and the Unit is very popular with the local population.
At present Ludlow’s Midwife Led Unit has the following facilities; 1 main labour room, 1 labour room/admission room, 8 postnatal beds in 4-bedded wards, 2 antenatal couches, Nursery, Parentcraft room, Base for community midwives.
Tel: 01584 871120
Oswestry Maternity Unit
The Maternity Unit is currently located within the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen. The Unit is based here but is part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The Unit is a low risk Unit offering care during labour, delivery and postnatal care in a small homely Unit. Women do not have to live in the Oswestry area to book here for delivery. The Unit delivers approximately 100 women a year but also provide inpatient, postnatal care for women transferring back following a Consultant Unit delivery. One to one care is usually available. Breastfeeding is encouraged but women’s choices are supported.
The Unit has 2 delivery rooms and offers waterbirth. The ward area has 6 beds and there is a single room available.
Tel: 01691 404579
Bridgnorth Community Hospital
This very pleasant and popular Midwifery Led Unit provides a relaxed, home from home environment where women who are expecting straight forward pregnancies can give birth.Antenatal care is provided at the Unit and women and their partners are welcome to attend antenatal classes.Postnatal care is also offered to women who give birth on the Consultant Unit and wish to transfer to the Unit.
The following facilities are provided: 2 labour rooms, 4 postnatal beds in 2 rooms, Antenatal classes, clinic rooms and a base for community midwives.
Tel: 01746 711060