Births 'may not resume' at Shropshire midwife-led units
Health bosses will consult with the public over plans to permanently stop births at three midwife-led units.
The units at Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry closed to births 18 months ago but offer ante and post-natal care.
Jess Sokolov, of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said talks on this becoming permanent start in September.
Services such as scans and check-ups would continue at the sites under her proposals, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
Last year, health bosses said more than 98% of women in the area were giving birth away from the rural units and the trust had to deploy midwives in Shrewsbury or Telford, especially for mothers-to-be advised to go to the Princess Royal Hospital's consultant-led unit.
Dr Sokolov, the CCG's medical director, told the Shropshire and Telford councils joint health overview scrutiny committee she wanted to keep births limited to Shrewsbury and Telford.
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"I cannot guarantee that what we come up with will be perfect forever and we will listen and act on things," she said.
"I agree that a public consultation exercise will be listened to and acted upon."
This will include surveys and drop-in events and is expected to last up to eight weeks.
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