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A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) as "inadequate" in findings published on Thursday.The trust runs Shropshire's two main hospitals, Telford's Princess…
Families have raised questions over the deaths of 36 people at a trust at the centre of a maternity probe, it has emerged.Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust said it had been in contact with dozens of families who had queries about their maternity experience at the trust between 1973 and…
A hospital trust has been placed into special measures after it emerged that more than 100 cases of alleged poor care are to be reviewed.NHS Improvement confirmed on Thursday that Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been placed into special measures following recommendations from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).Ian…
Health inspectors have been forced to take "urgent action to protect people" at a beleaguered hospital trust.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was taking action at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust following inspections at its maternity and emergency departments.It comes after it emerged more than 100 cases of…
More than 100 cases of alleged poor care are to be reviewed at a beleaguered maternity unit, it has been reported. The number of cases at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust to be considered by an independent review has risen to 104, the Health Service Journal (HSJ) said. Senior midwife…
Dozens of cases of poor care have reportedly been found at a maternity unit already under investigation for failing families. More than 60 babies and mothers are feared to have died or suffered serious injuries at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Senior midwife…
A woman who originally walked free after falsely accusing four men of sexual assault has been jailed for four years. Anna Costin, 30, of Shrewsbury, was originally given a three-year community order after pleading guilty, in January, to seven charges of doing acts intending to pervert the course of justice.…
A murderer who used a scarf and a cushion to strangle and smother her seven-year-old son has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years. Lesley Speed, 44, killed Archie Spriggs at their home in Rushbury, near Church Stretton, Shropshire, on the day of a family court…
A woman who used a scarf and a cushion to strangle and smother her seven-year-old son has been found guilty of murder. Lesley Speed, 44, had denied killing Archie Spriggs, who died of asphyxia at his home in Rushbury, near Church Stretton, Shropshire, on September 21 last year. Jurors at…
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse plans to talk to victims of grooming in Telford following claims that vulnerable teenagers were targeted over a number of years. The inquiry said its Truth Project would be visiting Telford in the next few months. The project is described by the inquiry…
Child sexual exploitation in Telford has received a "relative lack" of reporting compared to "more gossipy types of scandal", Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Concerns about the "priorities and values" of broadcast media were raised by Tory Chris Green (Bolton West), who said there had been "minimal attention" paid…
Theresa May has said it is important that an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford gets under way as quickly possible. The Prime Minister said "we have all been shocked" by the "horrific" case, and said she was pleased that an inquiry would happen. During PMQs, Tory Telford MP…
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