This blog is written by the Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital Campaign, from the standpoint of users of the hospital, past and present, although there are doctors, nurses and midwives helping us.
Some campaigners have previously been involved in different aspects of women’s rights and patient rights, but all are lay people. Mostly, we are current or past users of the hospital. It is based on the experiences shared with us by the tens of thousands who have signed Save Liverpool Women’s Hospital petitions, and of their family and friends. We have been overwhelmed by the support we have found amongst the people of Merseyside, women and men, young and old, for this campaign.
We are very aware that the Hospital is not perfect but it is very much needed.
Our grandmothers and great grandmothers, our grandfathers and great grandfathers struggled to build the NHS. It was far from easy. Plenty of people told them it was impossible, unaffordable and unworkable. They achieved it despite the gloom merchants.
Our hospital and the NHS are worth fighting for. They are affordable – this is one of the wealthiest countries on planet Earth.
There are many struggles, like ours, to defend parts of the NHS, all across the country. It’s not going to be easy to win this campaign. We need your help.
This is for all our sisters, mothers, daughters, lovers, friends and for the babies of Liverpool Merseyside and beyond. Nothing is more worthwhile.