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Maternity Services: Shrewsbury

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the proposals by the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn Network to downgrade the neonatal unit at Royal Shrewsbury hospital to level 2; and why it is proposed that the unit should no longer have level 3 status. (123642)

National health service West Midlands reports that the maternity unit at Royal Shrewsbury hospital has never been the equivalent of a level 3 unit. Therefore, the proposals, which will be subject to public consultation, should not be viewed as a downgrading of Royal Shrewsbury hospital’s maternity unit.