Save our Maternity

Maternity services at our local hospital are under threat. Lib Dem Prospective MP Jackie Porter is campaigning to protect our local NHS.

Over 2000 people have signed Jackie’s petition to save maternity services under threat due to a review of hospital services. 

The review is proposing downgrading maternity provision at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester by removing consultant cover. A new hospital would be built outside Winchester, in Basingstoke and Deane.

Jackie said: “I am deeply concerned by these proposals to downgrade maternity services.

"I understand how important a maternity unit with consultant care is. When I was giving birth to my son, I experienced complications and needed a blood transfusion. Having doctors on hand saved my son’s life and mine.

“Please join my campaign to save our vital local maternity services.”

Tory MP’s broken maternity promise

Before being elected Tory MP Steve Brine said that consultant-led maternity services would be his ‘red line’ and that “without them you don’t have a District General Hospital worthy of the name.”

Now Brine is welcoming changes that will mean there is no hospital with these services in Winchester - exactly what he said he would campaign against.

 

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  • @ tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-03 12:06:13 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services. http://www.winld.org.uk/maternity?recruiter_id=5027
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-03 12:06:13 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2015-03-03 12:05:18 +0000
    We must Protect & Defend our NHS and Keep our MATERNITY & MENTAL HEALTH Services at RHCH WINCHESTER
  • signed 2015-03-01 18:42:09 +0000
    Essential that we keep our Maternity services with an expanding population in Winchester families want to be near home to give birth with confidence.
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  • signed 2015-02-25 10:55:35 +0000
    I think it is incredibly important that full Maternity services remain in Winchester. A midwife run system just has not the ability to cope with emergencies which can happen extremely fast in Obstetrics
  • signed 2015-02-22 15:19:39 +0000
    I gave birth to both of my daughters at RHCH. Although I had straightforward deliveries, I suffered complications after the birth of my first daughter. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to be transferred to another hospital at that point – I was in agony and had to have morphine. This is a classic example of women’s services lacking priority for the Tories. Its a betrayal and a disgrace.
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  • signed 2015-02-16 10:43:22 +0000
    Had my first baby at Winchester, things didn’t go to plan and if we’d been in a midwife led unit we’d have required a traumatic transfer to a consultant led unit. Essential that these units remain fully functional for women like me to have a good birth…
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