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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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    I had all my 3 children at RHCH as did my daughter, it was our hospital of choice when it came to maternity services, similarly for family planning. Is patient/client choice to become a thing of the past then? Is it more convenient to have health services out of town like some sort of hypermarket? Let’s not lose the human element in all this, please. Keep it local, keep it real…
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-11-24 18:06:31 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-11-24 16:49:38 +0000
    I had all three of my daughters here an with my second had many complications..if the doctors had not of been there I dread to think what would of happened to my baby girls!! Winchester needs this more then ever as the town and surrounding villages grow.
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