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 2014-11-21 18:44:52 +0000
    The health services in Central Hampshire are excellent and I wish them to remain so. Local services for local people are vital. It is essential that we consider those who find it hard to travel, lack transport or the finances to purchase travel appropriate for their state of health or needs, and be aware that, often, those who need easy access to health care are those who are more careless of their health. If they are forced to travel longer distances for health care like maternity or mental,health services, it is highly likely that they will not attend.

    This state of affairs cannot be permitted; high quality, local,health care is a prime requirement for any civilised society.
  • signed 2014-11-21 18:10:52 +0000
    I am backing Jackie Porter’s campaign to help our maternity services in our local area.
  • signed 2014-11-17 14:39:59 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-16 11:12:29 +0000
    Some people take childbirth for granted but for those who have experienced problems during pregnancy and childbirth this is an essential service which needs to be retained.
  • signed 2014-11-13 12:30:24 +0000
  • signed 2014-11-13 00:05:25 +0000
    RHCH has a huge reputation for first class Midwifery Care and that is dependent on the Medical aspects

    of diagnosis and emergency intervention. Do not let the inspiration expire. Healthy mother, healthy baby

  • signed 2014-11-12 22:44:31 +0000
    I am quite happy to sign Jackie Porter’s campaign, to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2014-11-12 17:43:04 +0000
    R L Hanks
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-10-10 23:29:48 +0100
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2014-10-10 23:27:52 +0100
  • signed 2014-10-08 15:28:42 +0100
  • signed 2014-10-08 15:22:14 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-15 12:44:15 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-11 16:09:56 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-10 21:28:15 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-10 10:43:19 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-09 20:39:26 +0100
  • signed via 2014-09-07 07:48:02 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-07 00:53:43 +0100
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2014-09-07 00:52:55 +0100
  • signed via 2014-09-06 13:57:50 +0100
    I’m happy to sign this petition in support of Winchester maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-09-06 11:09:12 +0100
  • signed via 2014-09-06 10:25:43 +0100
    Please save what is good. Winchester needs it’s own facilities. It is a city and should have and keep the amenities that are there for the people who live here. It is about access and community and safeguarding women. It is vital to have life- saving, qualified provision in our hospital. Please do not take this away, Hilary
  • signed 2014-09-05 21:06:36 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-05 11:18:46 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-05 09:48:23 +0100
    People need access to the best medical care in their local area. It isn’t efficient or good use of resources to expect people to travel to Basingstoke. If complications occur, families need to have confidence in a quick efficient service available at all times.
  • signed 2014-09-05 08:32:31 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-04 11:36:16 +0100
    Of course Winchester needs its maternity unit!
  • signed 2014-09-04 10:07:01 +0100
  • signed 2014-09-04 09:58:16 +0100
    My three children were born in the RHCH; my first by emergency C-section. Without this vital local medical service, I doubt my daughter would be the healthy and happy little girl she is today..