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 2014-11-25 21:37:52 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 21:36:56 +0000
    Our daughter had our first grandchild here in feb 2014 neede a c section after 2days labour we couldn’t fault the specialist care she needed .
  • signed 2014-11-25 21:26:42 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-25 21:25:58 +0000
    Myself and my husband have suffered multiple miscarriages and last year gave birth to our daughter, Ellen too early. She survived 3 amazing hours. Without the maternity unit at Winchester I would have never had the outstanding care and respect I did. To close this unit would be utterly ridiculous and a damn right shame. Princess Ann is a soulless and uncaring hospital and if this was where we now had to go would be, in my extensive opinion of Princess Ann, a total disappointment and unfortunately a worrying and unstable experience for all patients. DO NOT CLOSE WINCHESTER MATERNITY PLEASE!!!
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  • signed 2014-11-25 20:36:54 +0000
    We have Hospitals at Southampton, Winchester and Basingstoke. Why spend millions on another one that we don’t need.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-25 20:34:42 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 20:16:05 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-25 20:14:02 +0000
    Had both my sons here through choice over the princess anne in southampton. clean, friendly and would hate for other woman not to get that choice.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 20:13:28 +0000
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  • signed 2014-11-25 19:41:16 +0000
    Maternity care at Winchester was exceptional and it would be a real loss to see the unit downgraded, particularly as I want to have my next baby there!
  • signed via 2014-11-25 19:36:38 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 19:25:52 +0000
    this should not be closed and should be given more money to improve services
  • signed via 2014-11-25 19:18:41 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 19:17:07 +0000
    I had 3 children here and 3 weeks ago my first grandchild. Labour can be very scary for most woman so the more local they can be seen the better. This move could put innocent lives at risk.
  • signed 2014-11-25 19:16:03 +0000
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