For those who don’t know, a consultation by the North Central London Integrated Care Board has begun on the possible closure of the maternity unit at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and Kilburn. As I say in my article for the Camden New Journal on this, which you can read here, this maternity unit has a special place in my heart as the birthplace of my children and I know that it also has a special place in the hearts of so many of my constituents who were either born there or had children there.
Closing the unit would leave many of my constituents a long way, and several different public transport links, away from their nearest maternity services. Please do submit your views and thoughts about this to the consultation by clicking here. As the MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, I will be vigorously fighting against the closure of the unit and will continue to do so for as long as is possible.
I have also started a petition to allow us, as a community, to make it clear that we are against the closure of this wonderful maternity unit. Please do sign this below: