Local midwife units play a key role in our community and are hugely valued by me and by the families who use them.
Last week I met with the local health Trust and stressed how important these community units are. I am sure that everyone recognises the vital, long-term role that our maternity units play and we should not be saying anything that calls that into question.
I was pleased that the Trust confirmed that there are no plans to reduce the maternity service offered at Chippenham hospital.
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