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Stafford Borough Council Must Step In To Stop Maternity Downgrade

One question that has been asked multiple times since the news was leaked that the planned downgrade of Maternity at Stafford Hospital would be undertaken in January 2015 was this – “What can I do?”

Stafford Hospital To Lose Maternity In A Few Months Time

HEALTH bosses in North Staffordshire are preparing to strip consultant-led maternity services from Stafford Hospital as early as January. The move comes despite the Prime Minister demanding a review into whether the care can stay in the county town.  

Mark Hackett Replies To Media Coverage Of Maternity Ward Downgrade Announcement

The following is a letter issued by Mark Hackett, Chief Executive of University Hospital North Staffordshire, in reply to media coverage regarding the moving of all consultant led maternity deliveries to UHNS as of January 2015.

‘January move’ for Stafford Hospital maternity care

Midwives at Stafford Hospital say they have been told maternity services there could be downgraded in January. The University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS), which is due to take over the site in November, will handle complicated births. An NHS review into whether consultant-led maternity

Parents Speak Out Over Maternity Threat

PARENTS and mums-to-be have spoken out against controversial plans to downgrade maternity services at Stafford Hospital, which would see the maternity unit losing its obstetrics consultants in January.

Protestors Vow To Fight Tooth & Nail To Save Maternity

PROTESTERS are pledging to fight tooth and nail against plans to move consultant-led maternity services out of Stafford Hospital. And they say the controversial move makes a mockery of assurances given bye Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and University Hospital of North Staffordshire chief executive Mark Hackett that

Stafford Hospital campaigners urged to join camp protest today

STAFFORD Hospital campaigners are calling for a mass turn-out of supporters at the camp in the hospital grounds at 11am today, Thursday, to protest at the planned closure of the hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit.

Stafford Hospital protesters fury at shock maternity unit closure announcement

CAMPAIGNERS have reacted with fury to the shock announcement that Stafford Hospital’s maternity unit is to close in January – despite a review promised by the Government into its future. Staff were called into a meeting last night and told by managers that the unit

Stafford Borough Council Must Step In To Stop Maternity Downgrade

One question that has been asked multiple times since the news was leaked that the planned downgrade of Maternity at Stafford Hospital would be undertaken in January 2015 was this – “What can I do?”

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Stafford Hospital To Lose Maternity In A Few Months Time

HEALTH bosses in North Staffordshire are preparing to strip consultant-led maternity services from Stafford Hospital as early as January.

The move comes despite the Prime Minister demanding a review into whether the care can stay in the county town.

 

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Mark Hackett Replies To Media Coverage Of Maternity Ward Downgrade Announcement

The following is a letter issued by Mark Hackett, Chief Executive of University Hospital North Staffordshire, in reply to media coverage regarding the moving of all consultant led maternity deliveries to UHNS as of January 2015.

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‘January move’ for Stafford Hospital maternity care

Midwives at Stafford Hospital say they have been told maternity services there could be downgraded in January.

The University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS), which is due to take over the site in November, will handle complicated births. An NHS review into whether consultant-led maternity services could stay in Stafford is not due to finish for at least a year.

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Parents Speak Out Over Maternity Threat

PARENTS and mums-to-be have spoken out against controversial plans to downgrade maternity services at Stafford Hospital, which would see the maternity unit losing its obstetrics consultants in January.

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Protestors Vow To Fight Tooth & Nail To Save Maternity

PROTESTERS are pledging to fight tooth and nail against plans to move consultant-led maternity services out of Stafford Hospital.

And they say the controversial move makes a mockery of assurances given bye Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and University Hospital of North Staffordshire chief executive Mark Hackett that a “double lock” of reviews would take place to scrutinise changes before any service was moved out of Stafford.


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Stafford Hospital campaigners urged to join camp protest today

STAFFORD Hospital campaigners are calling for a mass turn-out of supporters at the camp in the hospital grounds at 11am today, Thursday, to protest at the planned closure of the hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit.

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Stafford Hospital protesters fury at shock maternity unit closure announcement

CAMPAIGNERS have reacted with fury to the shock announcement that Stafford Hospital’s maternity unit is to close in January – despite a review promised by the Government into its future.

Staff were called into a meeting last night and told by managers that the unit was shutting in the New Year due to concerns over safety and staffing levels.

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Jeremy Lefroy Responds To Maternity Service Move In January

Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy has issued the following statement in regards to news that the delivery suite at Stafford Hospital will no longer be used by any pregnant mothers who are under consultant led care during their pregnancy as of January 2015.

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Stafford Hospital Struggling To Recruit Doctors & Nurses

Nearly a quarter of consultants jobs at Stafford Hospital are currently vacant – with bosses blaming the site’s uncertain future for the struggle recruiting staff. Reputation, competition and uncertainty about the future of services have been blamed for the difficulty in recruiting doctors by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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