Ask the public first: Termination of pregnancy service

The pregnancy termination service at the Countess of Chester Hospital has been providing help and advice for local women to make difficult decisions about termination of pregnancy for 22 years. The service has supported many women and plays a vital part in reducing teenage pregnancy locally. 

The service faces closure and likely privatisation in March next year. The evidence used to make the decision appears to be incorrect and there has been little engagement with staff or the public.

Today, I launched an online petition to raise awareness of their decision. We need to give a clear message to hospital bosses that their current position is not acceptable. I urge residents in Chester and from further afield to sign this petition that asks for a proper consultation with local people, staff and service users.

I will present your views to the hospital when I speak with them on this issue in the future.

We the undersigned request that the Chief Executive and senior management team review the evidence used to make the decision to end the termination of pregnancy service at the Countess of Chester Hospital including launching a new consultation to understand the views of members of the public, local GP's and staff.

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  • signed 2017-06-29 18:09:53 +0100
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  • signed 2016-12-19 23:02:37 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-05 07:52:58 +0000
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  • signed 2016-10-07 10:37:08 +0100
    Lesley Whitfield
  • signed 2016-07-16 09:40:14 +0100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-14 16:00:45 +0100
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  • signed 2016-07-14 11:12:22 +0100
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  • signed 2016-07-01 23:29:23 +0100
  • signed 2016-06-29 15:33:30 +0100
  • signed 2016-06-19 21:08:14 +0100
    Omg that is appalling , it is not easy decision to make.Have we asked the question when people can’t cope with an extra child have social provisions been made to care for these children who are not wanted, . Bet not! Loads do issues in this.

    O are they suggesting revering to back street abortions !
  • signed 2016-06-07 00:50:48 +0100
    Dont publish email or phone on website pls
  • signed 2016-02-22 19:16:47 +0000
    A full review of the proposals and options underpinned by public consultation should take place
  • signed 2016-01-22 15:12:55 +0000
    Rachel Walker
  • signed 2016-01-01 21:04:19 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-23 18:02:15 +0000
    This is a valued service and should not be taken away without proper consultation. Teenagers are users of this service and we should be a responsible society who help our young and vulnerable to make difficult decisions and support and care for people in a time of need.
  • signed 2015-12-23 12:24:26 +0000
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  • signed 2015-12-10 23:38:25 +0000
  • signed 2015-12-10 11:08:18 +0000
    I was a patient using this service back in 2011. I was in an abusive relationship which resulted in an unwanted pregnancy. If there was no NHS abortion service in Chester, then I probably would still be a scared single mother living on the bread line or I probably would not be here typing this message today. This service saved my life .
  • signed 2015-12-07 13:20:44 +0000
    This is a vital service which should be retained in Chester.