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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    Recently had our son and used the full set of services inc midwifes and consultants. RHCH Team all worked brilliantly throughout our 4 days at the hospital
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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    I had my baby here and without the quick response of great staff things could have been more complicated.
  • signed 2014-08-10 22:27:59 +0100
    Had both my babies here!! Lovely nurses and the best of care and attention!!xxxx
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    Please keep May unit as it is I have had to babies in Winchester under the guidance of mr heard and through complications delivered both early and couldn’t be more thank full for the staff and dr that were there to help
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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