The maternity unit at Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness is facing the threat of being downgraded in a forthcoming review of services by Morecambe Bay University Hospitals Trust. Losing consultant-led care in Barrow would result in women facing complicated births being forced to travel an hour to Lancaster.
Complications often only arise during labour itself and the prospect of having to be whisked to Lancaster for specialist treatment (either by road or air) could put mothers and their unborn children at greater risk.
You can sign the online petition here :-
A Thousand Voices
Local parents are being asked to do a short video and load it onto the YouTube account below – aiming to get 1,000 voices of support against the downgrading and also highlighting personal experiences of why we should retain our full services at FGH. To see some of the heart felt videos or to add your own just follow the link here:-
Nb. Videos can be recorded on your mobile phone and uploaded very easily – no high tech experience required!