Local maternity unit under threat

In response to current declining birth rates, the NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board is considering closing either the Royal Free’s or the Whittington Hospital’s maternity unit.

The proposed changes to maternity, neonatal, and children’s surgical services are part of the Start Well programme, a North Central London partnership programme that is appraising maternity, neonates and paediatric surgical services in the area. The process is due to be concluded in summer.

More information at https://nclhealthandcare.org.uk/get-involved/start-well-2/