In Prime Minister’s Questions, following the consultation meeting on Staffordshire’s maternity services which Theo Clarke MP for Stafford attended, Ms Clarke asked the Prime Minister if he agrees with her that it should be possible for people to give birth at County Hospital if they wish to do so.
Theo Clarke MP encourages local people to have their say and take part in the survey on maternity services across Staffordshire, including County Hospital. The survey will help to inform and shape future maternity services and is open to local people who may wish to start or expand their family in the next few years and families who have accessed maternity services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. For further information and to complete the survey please click here.
To watch the video of Theo Clarke MP for Stafford's question and the Prime Minister’s response please click here.
Please see the full text of the question and answer below.
Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“Last Friday, I joined local health officials and members of the public at a consultation meeting on maternity services in Staffordshire. Maternity was temporarily suspended at Stafford’s County Hospital at the height of the pandemic so that wards could be used to treat covid-19 patients. Does my right hon. Friend agree that anyone who wants to give birth at Stafford’s County Hospital should be able to do so?”
The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP:
“My hon. Friend raises a very important point. Many of the hospitals that I have been round recently are doing incredible work at getting back to pre-covid levels of service. I understand that NHS partners are working hard to explore options for restoring maternity services at County Hospital.”