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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    Without consultant care at Winchester during my complicated twin pregnancy and delivery, myself and my son would not be here today. Unfortunately my other twin son did pass away shortly after birth due to complications but the maternity staff worked hard to ensure that I had quality time with him. They were born prematurely and needed respiratory support which they were given by the expert maternity staff. Please don’t deny this service to other mothers and their babies.
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    Ridiculous to even think that the service could be downgraded, no doubt this was a males idea due to them having no idea of the importance of this unit.
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    This is a vital service which I have used and also needed consultant intervention in the last year. .
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    I can’t believe we’re having to justify our exceptional and much needed Winchester maternity team.
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