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Maternity Services: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to prevent adverse changes to the level of services provided for neo-natal care at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. (135188)

Decisions about the size and locations of neonatal networks, including the number of hospitals and the levels of care provided, are for local decision and should reflect local need and geography.

NHS West Midlands reports that the proposed changes to neonatal services provided by hospitals in the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Neonatal Network will be subject to a public consultation. The Network will be publishing the process for consultation shortly.