From here to maternity

Dr Jackie Grunsell, a GP from Huddersfield, Yorkshire delivered a 30,000-signature petition to local health bosses in protest at plans to cut back the town's maternity services. Under plans put forward by PCTs in Calderdale and Huddersfield, consultant-led maternity services would be switched to Halifax. Huddersfield would then have only a midwife-led service. Dr Grunsell, of the Paddock and Netherton Practice, said: 'The situation is not fair on patients, and we fear that it could be the first step to cutting the service altogether.'

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