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 09:15:10 +0000
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 08:35:40 +0000
    Rhch Maternity ward were excellent when i had my daughter and i wouldnt want to have my future children at any other hospital. Not only that, its a 15min drive away from home which is convenient as i get very ill during the journey’s to the hospital. Would be very dissapointed to not be able to use this maternity ward in the future!
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 08:20:26 +0000
    This proposal is disgusting!! Both my kids were born at RHCH and I was too. As it is they’re far stretched but they are a hugely important life line (literally!)
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-11-25 08:14:40 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 08:14:26 +0000
    Cutting vital services is wrong , so very wrong. Cut the footballers wages, money sent overseas and focus on our home countries needs and resources. disgraceful to read that this is facing the chop, You have my full support!
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  • signed via 2014-11-25 07:39:18 +0000
    4 out of my 5 children been born here total madness if it was to close
  • signed via 2014-11-25 07:32:14 +0000
    This maternity ward is vital to all parents to be in the area .it is easy access by car ,close to lots of people. I come from a town near by and had all three of my children their . The staff work very hard to make it a pleasant experience for you as they can. Their training shows this . Thank you rhs
  • signed via 2014-11-25 07:32:10 +0000
  • signed via 2014-11-25 07:29:33 +0000
    My mum gave birth here if it wasnt for them neither of us would be alive today they saved our lifes!! I had my little girl here too and they took amazing care of me so my second is planne to be here to..
  • signed via 2014-11-25 07:29:11 +0000
    I had all 3 of my children there one was 8 weeks early i needed all hands on deck we need the maternity unit