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'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-08-11 11:58:01 +0100
    Local women need the excellence of the Rhch Maternity Service. My family have had need of the Scbu and feelWinchester should not be denied.
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  • signed 2014-08-11 11:23:24 +0100
    I had my first child on this ward on 6 July 2014 the care I got was just amazing. This ward needs to stay in Winchester.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-08-11 09:26:55 +0100
    I needed assistance on both Births. My second delivery in Jan this year my babies cord snapped on delivery and he needed to be checked immediately. Please don’t downgrade this amazing unit.
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  • signed 2014-08-11 09:05:36 +0100
    My son was a month prem with complications who ended up in scbu and my daughter tried to arrive at 33 weeks. But amazing staff stopped this and she finally came at 39 weeks… This team is amazing… Don’t change a good thing… If its not broke…DDon’t fix it.
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