19 November 2019

You may be aware of further reports in the media in respect of our Maternity services.

Below is a statement on behalf of our Chief Executive:

Paula Clark, Interim Chief Executive at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We have been working, and continue to work, with the independent review into our Maternity services. 

“On behalf of the Trust, I apologise unreservedly to the families who have been affected. I would like to reassure all families using our Maternity services that we have not been waiting for Donna Ockenden’s final report before working to improve our services. A lot has already been done to address the issues raised by previous cases. 

“Our focus is to make our maternity service the safest it can be. We still have further to go but are seeing some positive outcomes from the work we have done to date.” 

“We have not seen or been made aware of any interim report, and await the findings of Donna Ockenden’s report so that we can work with families, our communities and NHS England/Improvement to understand and apply all of the learning identified.”

If you would like to discuss care that you have received please contact Donna Ockenden, the independent midwife who is leading the review, by emailing maternityreview@donnaockenden.com.

Anyone who is currently using our maternity services and has any questions can speak to their midwife or can contact the Trust via email sath.womenandchildren@nhs.net.