I have recently been made aware of the proposals to close St Mary’s Birth Centre. We all want St Mary’s Hospital to flourish and none of us want to see midwives moved or made redundant. The NHS Trust is duty bound to get value for money and I am talking to them to see if we can still keep some of the midwife services at the hospital. However, in the end they have to do what they believe provides the best healthcare for patients.
I wrote to the CCG to get their full assessment of the situation and the reasons for coming to this decision. I have attached their response at the bottom of this article.
I will keep you updated on this matter.