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 12:39:12 +0000
    The thought of transporting a mother who needs help along the m3 is just awful
  • signed via 2014-11-25 12:30:11 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 12:24:57 +0000
    Both my children were born at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, under superb care, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. With my eldest child, I had complications late on in labour and it would have been a nightmare if we had needed to travel further away to get the care we both needed. There is absolutely no excuse for downgrading vital services such as these. Savings can be made in other, much less efficient and vital, parts of the NHS (millions could be saved by improving efficiency in appointment systems for example, of which we have been on the receiving end of several examples of woeful organisation, lack of communication etc, which surely results in wasted time, resources, and delays). SAVE MATERNITY. IT LITERALLY SAVES LIVES.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 12:22:58 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 12:18:23 +0000
    They were absolutely brilliant with my two!!!
  • signed via 2014-11-25 12:16:46 +0000
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  • signed 2014-11-25 11:42:45 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 11:40:33 +0000
    keep all hospital service just make them better!! half my family will struggle traveling if any are moved
  • signed 2014-11-25 11:32:19 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 11:16:32 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-25 11:12:44 +0000
    Seriously! Who’s in charge of these ideas? Get rid of them and use what would have been their wages to better use. Obviously don’t have any common sense, I could do a better job then these fools! This would be a massive loss to the community and myself personally after my daughter was born here!
  • signed via 2014-11-25 11:11:19 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 11:07:01 +0000
    This is terrible again mps going against their own words.
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 11:01:47 +0000
    maternity services are so important and more needs to be done to save them!