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 07:00:05 +0000
    This is absolutely appalling I had my daughter ther almost 12 years ago and the staff were amazing !! I had a lot of issues and without them I really do believe that neither one of us would be here now !!! What the heck do the government think they are playing at !! They need to asses their drinking and hospitality budget before they go cutting back in what people really need !!! I say bring it on !!!!
  • signed via 2014-11-25 06:57:53 +0000
    I gave birth to my daughter back in June at RHCH & needed supervision throughout pregnancy it is a vital ward to have centrally located would be so wrong to lose.
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    All my children were born at Winchester. My eldest daughter was born premature and we received the best care in the world. She is now 24 and is a nurse at Winchester and is a credit to the hospital.

    Dont close this facility…
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  • signed via 2014-11-24 23:48:49 +0000
    I had my baby here and loved it and would be devastated If it went !!!
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-24 23:31:35 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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