As over 200 families express concern about their maternity care, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been placed in special measures by the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, according to the BBC.

Reviews are being carried out into incidents relating to the deaths of babies as well as cases where babies have suffered significant harm.

The Trust is also being investigated regarding concerns about its ambulance service and has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission in this regard. Prior to being placed in special measures, the Trust had been reporting weekly to the CQC regarding the quality of its provision.

The number of cases being investigated in relation to failings in maternity care has increased dramatically since the summer and the mother of one baby who died commented that problems are continuing to occur.

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