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 2014-11-25 17:24:46 +0000
    A town the size of andover needs a maternity ward. all midwifes were fantastic with both our pregnancies and deserve a whole lot more than the sadly get
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  • signed 2014-11-25 16:57:55 +0000
    Of course we want the best possible care, but it needs to be delivered locally. Things can go wrong very quickly when having babies
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  • @BeckyMudd1 tweeted link to this page. 2014-11-25 16:03:56 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services. http://www.winld.org.uk/maternity?recruiter_id=5937
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-25 15:59:02 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-11-25 15:12:41 +0000
    When I had my son in 2008 I had complications and ended up having an emergency C-section, I had 15 qualified hospital personnel in the theatre with me, I would not be here now if it weren’t for the consultants, doctors and nurses in the room with me. I thank them all for saving my life and I would like to think this would continue for many years to come for other new mums too.
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  • signed 2014-11-25 14:52:26 +0000
    Lovely unit. Had my son there 3 years ago. Please don’t close it.