Independent review of maternity services at
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

News and Updates

January 2020

Statement from Donna Ockenden, Chair of the independent review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust following the Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on 15th January 2019:

“I am really grateful to the brave families who have contacted my Review team since my public appeal in November, bringing the total number of families to more than 900. My team are busy speaking to every family and hearing their story. Once again, I appeal to any family with concerns about the maternity care they received at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, and who has yet to come forward, to please do so by contacting 01243 786993.”

PRESS ENQUIRIES: Emma Cotton: + 44 (0) 7808 842 064 or Anouk Curry: + 44 (0) 7592 725384  Email: [email protected]

November 2019

November 2019

The number of families who have contacted the independent review into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has increased. In light of this, Donna Ockenden has today finalised the revised terms of reference for the Review in agreement with NHS England, families and the Trust.

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June 2019

The number of cases uncovered by a maternity review, led by Donna Ockenden at hospitals in Shropshire has more than doubled. In 2017, the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the investigation, into avoidable baby deaths at SaTH, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal. NHS Improvement has now asked for the total of deaths, still births and babies with brain damage since 1998. It said they were not necessarily the result of sub-standard care.

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