A1(M) birth 'A chilling warning', says Welwyn Hatfield MP

THE A1(M) maternity unit has opened for business – just a day after the death knell of the QE2 Hospital's own service was sounded. A mother was forced to give birth to her baby daughter on the hard shoulder of the motorway, as her partner frantically race

THE A1(M) maternity unit has opened for business - just a day after the death knell of the QE2 Hospital's own service was sounded.

A mother was forced to give birth to her baby daughter on the hard shoulder of the motorway, as her partner frantically raced to the Lister Hospital.

Fortunately for Ashley Welch, and Darren Munns, of Biggleswade, there were no complications with the arrival of baby Darcie.

But Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps said last week's drama acted as a chilling warning to what could become the norm for parents in Times Territory.


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He said: "It's inevitable more and more children will be born at high risk at the side of one of Britain's major motorways."

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