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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2011
Campaigners reject maternity unit cuts
The North West Strategic Health Authority has voted to shut maternity units at Salford Royal, Bury and Rochdale hospitals, despite predictions of rising birth rates.
The decision will leave only eight units to deliver as many as 40,000 babies a year across Greater Manchester, when even now women in labour can be turned away due to every bed being occupied.
Sarah Davies, midwife and UCU member, called the decision a disgrace: "We will appeal to Andrew Lansley on the grounds that before the election Tory policy was for smaller units not baby factories, and we are exploring a judicial review.
"We are setting up a group of midwives to monitor the changes and the impact on quality of care.
"Within a year the health service will have to re-visit this and create more capacity."
The campaign against these cuts will continue.
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In The Socialist 9 February 2011:
International socialist news and analysis
Egypt in revolt
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Defend the NHS!: Fight the Con-Dem cuts
The madness of King George cuts
Scottish Anti-Cuts Alliance established
Stop attacks on disabled claimants
Liverpool: Jobs axe must be fought
No to the racist EDL! Unite to fight the cuts
Hands off our forests!
Protesting against all of the cuts
Socialist Party news and analysis
Tommy Sheridan jailing: Political vendetta ends in draconian sentence
John Macreadie memorial
TV Review: Posh and Posher Why Public School Boys Run Britain
Socialist Party feature
'Struggle or starve!' 1932 - when Birkenhead workers beat the means test
Socialist Party youth and students
Young people march for a future
Tories have no solutions to youth crime
Police attack 'save EMA' protest in Leeds
Socialist Party workplace news
Justice for Unison Four
Unison self-destructs at TSA but unionism stronger than ever
Building action against cuts
Defending jobs at Leeds council
Ford challenged in legal bid: Pay the Visteon pensioners now!
Arriva Trains Wales - strike called off
Defend democracy in the CWU
Keep the post public demo
Discussing an electoral challenge to service cutters
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
'In reality, Britain is facing a savage economic ice age'
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