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 2014-08-03 07:34:39 +0100
  • signed 2014-08-03 06:52:19 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-03 06:09:52 +0100
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-08-03 06:08:56 +0100
  • signed via 2014-08-02 23:56:39 +0100
  • signed 2014-08-02 21:57:40 +0100
  • signed via 2014-08-02 21:08:51 +0100
  • signed via 2014-08-02 06:27:54 +0100
    2 generations of my family owe so much to this valued local service
  • signed via 2014-08-01 22:24:46 +0100
  • signed 2014-08-01 12:18:36 +0100
    I had 2 of my 4 children at Winchester, 1 birth with complications.

    It is outrageous that a possible closure of this excellent unit would even be considered.
  • signed 2014-08-01 07:19:53 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-31 21:00:43 +0100
    The midwives were fantastic at the Maternity Unit in Winchester hospital when I gave birth to my two sons, but I was very pleased to know that consultants were nearby, even though we didn’t need their help.
  • signed 2014-07-31 20:29:29 +0100
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  • signed 2014-07-31 15:42:27 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-31 15:01:47 +0100
  • @HelenaPugsley tweeted link to this page. 2014-07-31 13:48:10 +0100
    Isaac and I needed a room full of surgeons to get us through a traumatic birth so I'm all for saving these services http://www.winld.org.uk/maternity?recruiter_id=3905
  • signed 2014-07-31 13:46:52 +0100
    My son and I needed a room full of surgeons (as well as the fantastic midwives) to get us through a traumatic birth. Please save them to help others!
  • signed 2014-07-31 13:14:45 +0100
    Why? Does someone think there are fewer babies being born around here? Surely we should be considering making it bigger and better.
  • signed 2014-07-31 12:36:51 +0100
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  • signed via 2014-07-30 21:14:22 +0100
  • signed via 2014-07-30 20:57:23 +0100
    Brilliant treatment for me and my daughter in law!
  • signed via 2014-07-30 19:42:54 +0100
  • signed via 2014-07-30 18:21:22 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-30 15:35:56 +0100
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2014-07-30 15:35:29 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-30 10:23:40 +0100
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