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The Ockenden Review – SaTH

Support for Families

If you are a family that needs support, please reach out. There are a range of charities that can provide that help and advice and I have provided their contact details below.

SANDS (Stillbirth & neonatal death charity) 
https://www.sands.org.uk/support-you
0808 164 3332

Cruse Bereavement Care 
https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/helpline
0808 808 1677

Child Bereavement UK
https://www.childbereavementuk.org
0800 02 888 40

Contact: For Families with Children with Disabilities
https://contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/our-helpline/
0808 808 3555

Samaritans 
116 123 (freephone, open 24 hours a day)


Donna Ockenden is leading an independent maternity review into cases of serious and potentially serious concern at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust and would like to hear from anyone who feels they have a potential case of concern or where they believe there are significant questions that remain unanswered.

Donna says: ‘My team and I will look into all potentially serious concerns around maternity care at the Trust that are brought to our attention. Every call and message is very important to us and one of the team will be in touch as soon as we can’.

To get in touch with the independent maternity review team please email Donna on:
maternityreview@donnaockenden.com


January 2020

Statement from Donna Ockenden, Chair of the independent review of maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust following the Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on 15th January 2019:

“I am really grateful to the brave families who have contacted my Review team since my public appeal in November, bringing the total number of families to more than 900. My team are busy speaking to every family and hearing their story. Once again, I appeal to any family with concerns about the maternity care they received at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, and who has yet to come forward, to please do so by contacting 01243 786993.”

For Media Inquiries Please Contact Neil Skitt on 07876 851838


November 2019

The number of families who have contacted the independent review into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has increased. In light of this, Donna Ockenden has today finalised the revised terms of reference for the Review in agreement with NHS England, families and the Trust.

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June 2019

The number of cases uncovered by a maternity review, led by Donna Ockenden at hospitals in Shropshire has more than doubled. In 2017, the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the investigation, into avoidable baby deaths at SaTH, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal. NHS Improvement has now asked for the total of deaths, still births and babies with brain damage since 1998. It said they were not necessarily the result of sub-standard care.

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