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Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the third time

More than 200 families have raised concerns about a hospital at the centre of a baby death scandal.

The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust has confirmed 215 individuals have questioned the care they received.

But a source with knowledge of the investigations said the figure was now approaching 230 and continuing to rise. The cases date back to 1998 but include at least four incidents in the past 12 months.

One involved the death in early December of a 26-year-old woman who developed complications after giving birth at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The trust’s maternity services have been in the spotlight since April 2017 when the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered a review.

Read more in The Daily Mail.

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