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 cant believe this is being considered! My little girl was delivered by c section at 31 weeks at Winchester hospital! They are amazing people doing A very hard job. Its such a needed commodity. Without it i would have been sent further from home abd would have had to have travelled for ages each day of the 5 weeks my baby girl was in the neonatal unit!
  • signed 2014-12-04 23:16:58 +0000
    i had all 4 of my children at this hospital it would be a crying shame to loose such a place…. the nursing staff/ midwives were a really nice team
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  • @ditsynana tweeted link to this page. 2014-12-04 11:48:38 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services. http://www.winld.org.uk/maternity?recruiter_id=6301
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    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
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  • signed 2014-12-04 11:27:43 +0000
    I needed a Consultant to hand when my son and I were both rushed into surgery with heart problems, IT IS VITAL the maternity unit is properly equipped for emergencies that are thrown at them, esepcially with a babies life at stake let alone the mothers !!!!!!!!!!
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    this service is vital to me i have given birth here and princess anne and winchester was by far superior and a vital department in the area
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  • signed 2014-12-04 09:16:16 +0000
    Maternity unit at Winchester hospital were amazing! Delivered my beautiful baby girl by forceps and the after service was also brilliant!
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