Time to fight for maternity unit at Welwyn Garden City hospital
THE Welwyn Hatfield Times is calling on GPs and residents across Times Territory to back its campaign for a midwife-led maternity unit at the new QE2 Hospital.
Our move follows last week’s news that the new hospital WILL have an A&E department and intermediate care beds following extensive lobbying by MP Grant Shapps.
Neither had been included in original plans for a ‘local general hospital’ in the town.
Mr Shapps also won another major concession – he secured a feasibility study into the possibility of providing a midwife-led maternity unit.
But the WHT has learned that GPs in Times Territory have already been approached urging them NOT to back any proposal for such a unit.
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A letter, seen by the WHT, has been sent to doctors throughout Welwyn Hatfield, saying all maternity services should be centralised at Lister as originally planned.
It was penned from a GP in Stevenage, who claims many GPs “do not support” the provision of a standalone unit at the QE2.
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