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 2015-01-10 13:00:57 +0000
    I am certain my granddaughter would not have survived if tgere had been no medics at Winchester when she was born.
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  • signed 2015-01-09 13:40:31 +0000
    The twins in the video are my grandchildren . I saw at first hand the nessecity of the consultant staff and the care my family received at the maternity unit . I am very concerned that these services anywhere are being reduced . And am hdppt to sign this petition.
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed 2015-01-09 00:53:27 +0000
    PLEASE KEEP CONSULTANT CARE AT RHCH.


    OUR BEAUTIFUL TWINS WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THE CONSULTANT CARE WE RECEIVED IN 2012.
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    If it wasn’t for the great staff there, I am sure my wife and son would not be here now.
  • signed 2015-01-08 23:02:48 +0000
    my twins were born at 29 weeks and spent 8 weeks on neonatal The staff were amazing & to lose maternity services at Winchester would be a disaster.
  • signed 2015-01-02 01:04:49 +0000
    Both my boys needed medical intervention at birth – much needed service
  • signed 2015-01-02 00:14:22 +0000
    It is very unfortunate that a maternity unit that has existed for so long is now closing. Expectant mothers should be able to plan and prepare for their births without the worry of how they are going to get to their maternity unit.
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