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 2014-09-04 09:39:18 +0100
    I had two very complicated births with blood transfusion etc. and my daughter had an emergency caesarean. It was wonderful to be looked after near to home. I cannot believe that Winchester does not have a big enough catchment area for a full blown maternity unit.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    Such a wonderful unit
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    If changes such as those proposed here had been in place 2 years ago I may well have lost my daughter (the Mum) and granddaughter due to complications at birth which would have been severely impacted by a transfer to another hospital.
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    An amazing experience at winchester after having to be induced at 38 weeks.
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