PARENTING experts from said local mums need to have the option to give birth in Stafford.
In a statement on its Facebook page a spokesman for The Stafford, Chase and District Branch of the National Childbirth Trust, the UK’s largest charity for parent, said it was every mother and child’s right to have access to good quality maternity services like those currently offered by Stafford Hospital.
“No matter how a mother gives birth, local mums need to have the option to give birth to their children in their County Town,” she said.
“They should not have to travel 40 minutes to the nearest hospital, when there is a fantastic one around a maximum of 20 minutes away!
“So the question we have for the local community is this, how do you feel NCT Stafford, Chase and District can work together with the local community to fight the proposals to dissolve our maternity service?”