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 via 2014-11-26 12:19:26 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-26 11:49:49 +0000
    This is ridiculous. Things can become a medical emergency very quickly when giving birth – lives WILL be lost if there isn’t consultant cover or women have to be transferred in event of an emergency. Every minute counts in these situations. There are a lot of rural areas around Winchester which rely on Royal Hampshire County Hospital an pregnant women would potentially have to travel even further if these changes were put in place! This is a ludicrous proposal and cannot be allowed to happen.
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  • signed 2014-11-26 11:38:24 +0000
    Mothers feel particularly vulnerable during this time and should not have extra worries or to be moved to another hospital if they need specialist care.
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 09:07:47 +0000
    The area can’t afford to lose such an important service. Maternity care can’t be located miles away from those who need it.
  • signed via 2014-11-26 09:00:45 +0000
    I was born there then 33 years later my son was born being delivered by the same midwife, it makes a real difference having consistency. I had all 3 there, my mum all 5 of us.
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 08:19:36 +0000
    As well as having my children at winchester I work closely with maternity services and they do an amazing job!! We cannot afford to lose them
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  • signed via 2014-11-26 07:34:02 +0000
    Winchester birthing wards were amazing with my cousin were now enjoying every moment with her little girl!! Xxx
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