72017Mar

Local midwife units in Chippenham

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.

You can learn more about this news by visiting the Gazette & Herald.

Picture by Trev Porter