Save the Lumsden Maternity Centre
The Lumsden Maternity Centre is being downgraded from a Primary Birthing Unit (birthing and postnatal care facilities) to a Maternal and Child Hub (non-birthing unit for antenatal care).
What does this mean? There will no longer be birthing or postnatal inpatient care for mothers and babies in Lumsden.
Before the election, Labour promised New Zealand $8 billion in new money for healthcare, so why are we losing services? It’s time for Minister of Health Dr David Clark to walk the talk.
Please sign my petition to show Dr Clark how much support there is to keep the Lumsden Maternity Centre open as a Primary Birthing Unit for all future babies and families in Southland.