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 2014-11-24 22:05:07 +0000
    Maternity services have got more and more stretched over the years, I have had my children over 20 year period, In this area, and really noticed the difference over the years, not for the better! I think that this will end up in things being missed and lives being lost, unnecessarily!
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    Please sign this petition. I had both my children at Winchester. Both births were assisted and my first was a c section- four weeks early in the early 80s. The staff at Winchester were brilliant and I want this service to stay for future mothers and babies.
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    My 3 children were born here and amazing n’s maternity unit
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    I’ve had three beautiful babies their without the maternity ward I couldn’t have done it.
  • signed via 2014-11-24 21:44:08 +0000
    I have just had my 2nd baby at Winchester and felt safe knowing that there wete consultants on hand should anything go wrong. We need local services for our maternity healthcare. Close to Basingstoke is too far when you are in labour, pain and possibly frightened of the unknown challenges labour brings.
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