10 December 2020

Donna Ockenden has released her first report following the Independent Review of Maternity Services at SaTH. The full report and press release  can be found at www.donnaockenden.com

Below is a written statement in response to this report:

Louise Barnett, Chief Executive at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said:

“I would like to thank Donna Ockenden for this report but more importantly the families for coming forward.”

“As the Chief Executive now and on behalf of the whole Trust, I want to say how very sorry we are for the pain and distress that has been caused to mothers and their families due to poor maternity care at our Trust.”

“We commit to implementing all of the actions in this report and I can assure the women and families who use our service that if they raise any concerns about their care they will be listened to and action will be taken.”

“If you are pregnant and have any questions about your current care, please contact your midwife.”

Audio statement – LISTEN HERE
Audio and video statement – DOWNLOAD HERE