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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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-25 10:10:36 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 10:10:17 +0000
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  • signed 2014-11-25 09:54:20 +0000
    I had both my children there. Two very different pregnacys and labors, and in both cases the service was excellent.
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 09:41:05 +0000
    the nearest hospital to Winchester is southampton or Basingstoke do you expect all families to migrate here. Impossible and ridiculous. The maternity wing at Florence portal is there for a reason and a good one at that. You could endanger lives of babies and mothers it’s preposterous to comprehend this.
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 09:38:48 +0000
    i think that if this unit closes, there will be s bigger stress on the amberlance services for those who don’t drive. I had 4 children at this unit. With the greatest of care. I had complications in my first pregnacey, and had to attend once a week for clinic. If this was further away it would of put a lot more stressful and proberble more stays in hospital.
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 09:34:40 +0000
    After having my two children there and having the most wonderful of experiences both times, I would be so very sad to see this hospital close! Many more women could have more lovely babies there too!
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    A maternity unit without consultant cover is not safe for a unit that covers the Winchester area.
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