What's Best for Baby?

Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), September 27, 2005 | Go to article overview

What's Best for Baby?


Today we publish the first part of a three-day series looking at how massive changes in the health service across Teesside and North Yorkshire will affect you.

The Darzi Review proposes far-reaching changes in how our hospital services are provided and a three-month public consultation period is under way.

Reporter SIMON HAWORTH looks at how maternity services in North Tees and Hartlepool will be affected.

Campaigners fighting proposals over the future of maternity and children's services on Teesside have been told the changes are vital to give choice to mums-to-be.

Under Professor Ara Darzi's review of hospital services on Teesside, specialist baby care services will be moved from the University Hospital North Tees hospital to Hartlepool.

Vulnerable newborn babies or mothers having complicated pregnancies north of the river will all be treated at Hartlepool under the proposals. Epidurals or Caesareans will no longer be available at the Stockton hospital.

At Hartlepool a new Centre of Excellence in Women's and Children's Services will be established.

There mothers and children will have access to a specialist consultant-led maternity service, high-risk obstetrics unit and high dependency cots.

This will mean centralisation of the highest quality care and skills on one site.

But it could mean a ten-mile emergency ambulance dash, possibly taking up to 30 minutes, from Stockton to Hartlepool for mothers with complications during a birth at North Tees.

This aspect of the proposal has created outcry and fury.

More than 1,000 signatures were collected in one day on a petition to keep the special baby unit open at the University Hospital of North Tees.

"North Tees saved my life and the life of my child," said campaigner Chrissie Gargett, 33, whose daughter Amy was delivered by Caesarean in 1997 weighing just 1lb 13oz. "Why close a unit that is already a centre of excellence?"

And Councillor Bob Gibson, leader of Stockton Council said: "The unit at the University Hospital of North Tees has had pounds 10m spent on refurbishment over the last few years and to try and replicate this anywhere else would be absolute madness. …

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