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 via 2014-12-04 08:08:28 +0000
    The amazing staff saved my life.
  • signed 2014-12-04 07:02:34 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-04 06:43:11 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-04 06:20:59 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-03 23:54:09 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-03 22:59:39 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-03 22:57:15 +0000
    Shocking that you are even thinking this! It’s scary because the amount of mums and babies that need medical care from consultants at a hospital is a large amount! Do not put mums or their babies in danger by taking this service away!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-03 22:51:02 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-12-03 22:50:15 +0000
  • signed 2014-12-03 22:30:59 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-03 22:28:25 +0000
    All 3 if my children were born here, the first was an emergency section for an undiagnosed breach – if Winchester wasn’t consultant covered we would have needed an blue light transfer for the operation, putting my daughter at great risk
  • signed 2014-12-03 22:02:15 +0000
    My son and I would likely both have died without Consultant care at Winchester.
  • signed via 2014-12-03 19:18:34 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-12-03 18:53:55 +0000
    I'm backing Jackie Porter's campaign to save our local maternity services.
  • signed via 2014-12-03 18:26:56 +0000
    Don’t downgrade Winchester maternity. It is important families have the option and reassurance of a birthing centre with midwives and consultants in the same location.
  • signed 2014-12-03 09:50:02 +0000
  • signed 2014-12-02 23:38:54 +0000
  • signed 2014-12-02 20:05:26 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-02 19:19:24 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-02 18:32:53 +0000
    My three children were born here and my Granchildren , the latest grandchild needing a doctor at hand to give urgent care during and after a long and difficult delivery . This city needs the maternity unit to stay open.
  • signed 2014-12-02 17:01:38 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-02 15:00:13 +0000
    I recently had my baby at Florence Portal House and they were brilliant. So supportive and encouraging and very caring
  • signed 2014-12-02 14:08:25 +0000
  • signed 2014-12-02 14:05:37 +0000
    Maternity services at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester must have consultant cover.
  • signed via 2014-12-02 10:17:20 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-02 07:09:46 +0000
    Maternity wards close and babies are born on motorway… This has just happened in North Hearts. give women peace of mind and local birth facilities.
  • signed via 2014-12-01 19:43:03 +0000
  • signed 2014-12-01 14:56:52 +0000
  • signed via 2014-12-01 08:07:57 +0000
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