MP Brine has 'anxiety' about hospital downgrade plans

Daily Echo: MP Brine has 'anxiety' about hospital downgrade plans MP Brine has 'anxiety' about hospital downgrade plans

AN MP has admitted to “anxiety” about plans to downgrade the Royal Hampshire County Hospital – but has urged local people to listen to the arguments.

Steve Brine, the Winchester MP, wants people to quiz clinicians, managers and GPs at a meeting he has organised for the end of next month.

As previously reported, the shake-up would see a new £70m hospital built, either in Basingstoke or on a patch of land between the A303, A34 and the M3.

The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust argues that it is needed to treat the most serious cases and to provide consultant-led maternity care.

But, as a result, specialist staff will be withdrawn from the Winchester Hospital, leaving a midwife-led unit only. Accident and emergency could also be downgraded.

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11:51am Tue 11 Mar 14

peasant says...

Instead of a top down re-organisation of OUR NHS, which we were promised would not happen. We appear to be undergoing a UK wide bottom up re-organisation of the NHS !!!

Another Tory wheeze to allow their rich paymasters to privatise as much as possible of OUR NHS before they are kicked into political oblivion in 2015!
Instead of a top down re-organisation of OUR NHS, which we were promised would not happen. We appear to be undergoing a UK wide bottom up re-organisation of the NHS !!! Another Tory wheeze to allow their rich paymasters to privatise as much as possible of OUR NHS before they are kicked into political oblivion in 2015! peasant
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