Libdem councillor’s research predicts very serious birth risk



Councillors Phill Roberts and Rebeca Hanson meeting with key people from the Success Regime consultation

Cllr. Rebecca Hanson has today published her second report on the expected loss of obstetric care in Whitehaven.

In today’s report she used results from international research on birth outcomes to predict what may happen  to births in West Cumbria if obstetric care ends.  Her report demonstrates that the risk associated with closure is vastly greater than the risk associated with continuing with the status quo.

Rebecca’s report: Closing Obstetric Care in Whitehaven: Implications for Birth Outcomes is available here.

Her previous report which showed that there is no precedent for the urgent tranfer times involved is available here.

Rebecca’s reports have received substantial coverage in newspapers, on the tv and on radio.

She has received personal assurances and messages from most of the senior people involved in the consultation to confirm that they have read, and are grateful to have received, her report.

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