14 September Guided tours of maternity services at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will begin later this month, allowing expectant parents to see where their baby will be born and cared for, ask questions and prepare for childbirth in a supported environment. Tours will be held every other Sunday from 24 September with two time slots available: 10am-12noon [...]
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4 August 2023 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has taken the decision to temporarily suspend its Fetal Medicine Service. During the closure, which is due to clinician retirements and unavailability, combined with a national shortage of fetal medicine consultants, women requiring access to the service will be referred to neighbouring trusts. Recruitment for the service, which cares for [...]
11 May 2023 A Shropshire couple have thanked maternity and neonatal services at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) for their care after their baby girl, born 16 weeks early and the same size as her cuddly toy octopus [pictured], was discharged from hospital this week. Kimberley and James Leith, from Horsehay, both work at SaTH and have kept [...]
A maternity services open day will be held by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) on Saturday 13 May to allow those who are pregnant, considering parenthood or who have an interest in maternity services to learn more. Taking place from 11am-4pm at the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre, part of the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, the [...]
29 March 2023 The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has delivered 77% (162/210) of its actions from the first and final Ockenden Reports, putting it ahead of its projected delivery schedule for March 2023, the Ockenden Report Assurance Committee (ORAC) has heard. ORAC is a monthly meeting, set up in 2021, to obtain and provide assurance in relation [...]
17 February 2023 Certificates to recognise “a special contribution to service user care” have been awarded to staff across maternity services. Created by the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, special contribution certificates have been given to a wide range of staff, including midwives, consultants, housekeepers, women’s services assistants, health visitors and mental health services. More than [...]
12 January 2023 A new survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that women are treated with dignity and respect whilst receiving antenatal care, and during labour and birth, at the Trust that provides maternity services for women in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. The 2022 CQC Maternity Survey involved 121 NHS Trusts in England and [...]
16 December 2022 A Shropshire couple who raised more than £1500 following the sad loss of their baby son, George, have created well-being boxes for bereaved parents in hospital. Martha, a nurse at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), and Ben Gumsley, a paramedic, lost their son George at 21 weeks gestation. Martha said: “We were supported during [...]
6 December 2022 The Trust that runs maternity services for women and service users in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin has been confirmed as an outstanding outlier for the measure ‘delayed cord clamping’ in the National Neonatal Audit Programme 2021 report. The percentage of delayed cord clamping at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) was 95.5% in 2021, [...]
Maxine Mawhinney, a former BBC journalist and news reporter, is the new Co-Chair of the Ockenden Report Assurance Committee, taking over from the outgoing Co-Chair, Jane Garvey. The Ockenden Report Assurance Committee (ORAC), a monthly live-streamed meeting, was set up in 2021 to obtain and provide assurance in relation to the delivery, evidence, sustainability and impact of the implementation [...]