Fight to save save Fairfield Maternity Department

On Friday morning I met with representatives from the Fairfield Baby Lifeline Charity who have done sterling work over many years to raise extra funds for the Special Care Baby Unit.

In common with everyone else I have spoken to about the announcement from Andrew Lansley that he wants to halt the closure pending a review. As the criteria for the review now specifically include the wishes of local people it is doubly important that every single person who wants to see these vital services saved contacts their own GP and local health officials to let them know their views. I will be issuing more details about this in the weeks ahead.

I spent the rest of Friday dealing with my casework before having a surgery.