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 2014-11-26 16:15:41 +0000
    I was born at this maternity unit and would love for my children to also have that opportunity too
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  • signed 2014-11-26 14:04:41 +0000
    I had my son here, everyone were wonderful, I would choose it again
  • signed 2014-11-26 14:02:53 +0000
    All maternity departments need protecting. Maternity departments are vital to all who need them.
  • signed 2014-11-26 13:52:31 +0000
    This maternity unit was amazing when I was having my son especially as I had all sorts of complications! It’s time to spend money in the right places instead of making cuts that cost lives
  • signed 2014-11-26 13:51:27 +0000
    Disgusted!
  • signed 2014-11-26 13:40:13 +0000
    Had two babies in Winchester and 3rd on the way. My pregnancies have all had complications so Winchester hospitals location has been key for me… travelling further with mean further complications for many mothers around the Eastleigh area for which rhch is our nearest.
  • signed via 2014-11-26 13:35:55 +0000
    Disgusting! I can’t believe this is even up for discussion?!
  • signed via 2014-11-26 13:34:25 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 13:14:30 +0000
    I would not to be one of those “Low Risk” women, whose labour gets into trouble, having to be put in an ambulance and taken up the motorway to the super hospital. Because there will be no 24hr service for emergency intervention available when the unit becomes midwife lead only. Even " Low Risk" labours can get into trouble.
  • signed via 2014-11-26 12:55:00 +0000
    I gave birth to my son here, received wonderful care.
  • signed 2014-11-26 12:52:28 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-26 12:50:05 +0000
    Best maternity ward ever me n my siblings were born here n also my children were born here n i hope that its open in years to come so my grandchildren can be born here to
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