Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Already pregnant? There’s no need to see a GP – you can come direct to us. Call 01743261085 to book an appointment.

We aim to provide the best possible experience for mothers, babies and families – we want you and your family to be involved in making informed choices about your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Our aim is to give dignity through kind and compassionate care.

We strive to base our practice on the best available evidence. We aspire to continually make every contact with women and families count towards improving their health and wellbeing.

Two reports by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were published in 2018 which reviewed clinical practice within our maternity service.

For a copy of the full report and the addendum please click here.

You can get involved with Maternity Services through the Maternity Voices Partnership.

The Maternity Voices Partnership are looking for families who have recently used Maternity Services to join them to share their views and experiences. The group, which was created by Telford Clinical Commissioning Group, giveswomen and their families a chance to share stories and suggestions to improve maternity services.

For further information about the Local Maternity System and the Maternity Voices Partnership you can visit the Telford CCG Website.

Consultant-Led Maternity outpatient clinics take place at both Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals. Outpatient Services include Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS), Antenatal Services and Scanning.  Depending on your needs, you will give birth in the Consultant-Led Unit or the Midwife Led Unit. You can talk this through with your midwife.

Our Maternity service has Midwife Sonographers, working alongside three Fetal Medicine Specialist Consultants. We provide routine scanning at both hospitals. We offer a combined Down’s screening test. This is made up of the measurement of the nuchal fold and blood tests. If you are unable to have the combined test, a ‘quad’ blood test will be offered.

The consultant antenatal clinic and maternity scanning department can be found opposite the Wrekin Midwife Led Unit. The entrance for the Unit is off the main corridor, opposite Ward 16 (Stroke Unit). The day assessment unit is located within the Womens and Childrens Centre.

The PRH Day Assessment Unit (DAU) is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days a week and is supported by an obstetrician. There is an appointment system whereby there are midwives available to see you or offer telephone advice if you have concerns.

The consultant antenatal clinic, maternity scanning and day assessment unit can be found within the Maternity Unit in the Mytton Oak Building, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Key Info

Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261000 (Switchboard)

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 641222 (Switchboard)

Maternity Review and Reports

You may be aware that there is a review of the Maternity Service currently taking place.

If you would like to discuss any concerns about the care that you have received please contact Donna Ockenden, the independent midwife who is leading the review, by emailing

If you have any questions or comments as an expectant mother please speak to your midwife.

Full Maternity Review Webpage

Birthrate Plus Report

Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.

Associated Services

Women’s Services

For information about our birthing units please see the left hand menu.