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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    After my son was born in Andover, he had some issues that meant he had to be on neonatal in Winchester for a week. This was my first child and was a very hard and upsetting time. The hospital and staff were truly amazing, I had lots of support and I feel I had the very best care possible. I would like to think that other women would get this support to, and if the maternity unit is closed it will be a huge loss to a lot of women.
  • signed 2014-11-25 14:35:02 +0000
    Would be a great loss to the families of Hampshire if we lose this department!!
  • signed via 2014-11-25 14:34:44 +0000
    I know first hand how important it is to have consultant cover. Winchester hospital us a preferred hospital of choice for many people. To be happy and comfortable at the place your child is born is the most important thing and if something goes wrong or you need a little extra care then a consultant should be available in the place you feel most comfortable.
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    Personally, I found the maternity service at Winchester to be exemplary and would be sad to lose it.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 13:52:57 +0000
    The maternity service at RHCH is fantastic and should not be compromised.
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