Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Maternity Service

Already pregnant? No need to see a GP you can come direct to us. Call 01743261085 to book an appointment.

We aim to deliver high quality maternity care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period, ensuring that the birth of a child is a safe, life-enhancing experience for the woman, her partner and family.

We want women and their families to be involved in making choices about their journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood, by giving good and timely information. We will respect their decisions and give dignity through kind and compassionate care.

We promote normality in childbirth. Women can come straight to our midwives to access maternity care, will have a named midwife who will support them in their choice of place of birth, and then have one-to-one care in labour.

We aim to base our practice on the best available evidence. We strive continually to 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 Local Maternity System/Better Births are looking for families who have recently used Maternity Services to join them to share their views and experiences. This is a chance for women and their families to share stories and suggestions to improve maternity services.

Women have asked for more personalised care during maternity in order to enhance their antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal experiences and therefore, continuity of carer is a key theme of the Better Births report. Evidence has also shown that continuity of carer reduces risks and will make a significant contribution to reducing rates of stillbirth, neonatal death and brain injury during birth by 50% by 2030.

For further information about the Local Maternity System and the Maternity Voices Partnership please use the following links:-

As well as our Midwife-Led units, we also have a Consultant-Let Unit in Telford. For a virtual tour of the unit, please view the video below.

Consultant-Led Maternity outpatient clinics take place at both hospitals. Consultant-led day assessment services and Consultant-led maternity inpatient care is provided at PRH.

Our Maternity service has Midwife Sonographers, working alongside three Fetal Medicine Specialist Consultants. We provide routine scanning at Shrewsbury, Telford and Oswestry, and specialist scanning at Shrewsbury and Telford.

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, maternity scanning and day assessment unit is situated in a demountable building off the main corridor of the hospital, opposite the Wrekin Maternity Unit.

Booked appointments for a scan or antenatal clinic take place within this Unit.

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 Children’s Outpatient and Shrewsbury Midwifery Unit (in the Copthorne Building, formerly the Maternity Unit).

Key Info

Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261000 (Switchboard)

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 641222 (Switchboard)

Maternity Review and Reports

Trust Reviews Historic Cases (June 2018)

SaTH Review of Maternity Services 2007 – 2017 Report

Birthrate Plus Report

Letter to Patients RE SaTH Review

Full Maternity Review Webpage

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.