Grant has got it right!

PUBLISHED: 14:28 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:58 26 October 2009

Grant Shapps MP, Shadow Housing Minister talks at the Conservative Party launch of their new initatives to the housing market, which include scraping the unpopular HIPs whilst keeping the EPCs, and to improve the process of moving home.
Photo/Anna Branthwaite
07-12-07

Grant Shapps MP, Shadow Housing Minister talks at the Conservative Party launch of their new initatives to the housing market, which include scraping the unpopular HIPs whilst keeping the EPCs, and to improve the process of moving home. Photo/Anna Branthwaite 07-12-07

SIR - The front of this week s WHT (January 14) states the future is in your hands . I beg to differ, the powers that be make decisions and use their legal strengths to make their plans happen. Any intelligent person can work out that 15,000 new homes w

SIR - The front of this week's WHT (January 14) states "the future is in your hands".

I beg to differ, the powers that be make decisions and use their legal strengths to make their plans happen.

Any intelligent person can work out that 15,000 new homes will bring hundreds of new babies that will add to the overstretched and poorly resourced services.

I applaud Grant Shapps for his realistic article on maternity services which said all the things that staff working within the maternity services can see happening.

I have spent two weeks trying to word a reply to the report on the review and Grant has done it for me.

The previous report stated the maternity unit would be closed by 2010 and this unrealistic projection has caused problems with newly pregnant women thinking we are already closed!

As the decision has been made midwives are trying to view the move as a positive one as it will have a midwifery led unit but this will not be until 2012.

The numbers of babies born at QE2 has continued to rise and with the continued increase in new housing and immigration will not slow down.

Thank you Grant for putting this into perspective to give the other side for users of the services. The delivery suite being on level seven has sometimes been a journey too far and I will continue to worry that the busy A1 may be a journey too far.

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