Ruth Fairclough


I'm a Mum of 2, and been up to A&E with a broken finger, several dumped heads, stitches and a broken ankle that are inevitable for active children. Having to go to Shrewsbury for this is ridiculuous. My youngest daughter was born in Shrewsbury. The cost of driving to Shrewsbury for my visitors was prohibitive and I was lonely. Nearly everyone I was in hospital with lived in Telford, not Shrewsbury or rural Shropshire. My daughter and I were transferred to the Mother and Baby unit in Telford after a couple of days and I got more visitors after I was transferred. Surely given the population profile of Telford compared to Shrewsbury it makes more sense to have a hospital with an A&E and maternity unit here?