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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  • signed 2014-11-27 10:31:44 +0000
    Wonderful Obs and Gynae consultants who are try life savers.
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 22:39:58 +0000
    Both our children were born there. It is a wonderful facility and much nicer than the alternative which would be Southampton.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-26 21:01:01 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-11-26 20:30:21 +0000
    Winchester maternity services were invaluable in enabling me to give birth to 4 beautiful babies in the last 5 years including twins who are now a year old. I had unexpected complications and if it wasn’t for the specialist Consultant services on hand 24 hours per day, things might have been very different for my family. I am very grateful to the team, and hope they can be saved to benefit other families.
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 20:08:51 +0000
    Both my children were born here – my son wasn’t breathing when he was born – if full professional services weren’t on site my son wouldnt be here today. We need to keep this open.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-26 18:36:52 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-11-26 18:36:24 +0000
    Had both my children born in winchester hospital 1 in old maternity ward and 1 in the maternity block when first built. 3 of our grandchildren were born there as well .
  • signed 2014-11-26 18:33:11 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 17:09:17 +0000
    It would be devastating to lose the unit in its current format.
  • signed 2014-11-26 17:05:12 +0000
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