Petition against the proposed changes for the Llanfoist Suite Nevill Hall, Abergavenny:
This petition aims to show the support AGAINST the proposed changes for 'The Llanfoist suite' of Nevill hall Abergavenny which is a fetal medicine unit or also known as the 'high risk' antenatal care unit.
Recently Mr Andrew Dawson a credit to the fetal medicine unit retired leaving one remaining fetal medicine SPECIALIST remaining to take on the care for all women in need of a more elite and experienced level of antenatal care. Mr dawson has fought to improve & continue the great work of the Llanfoist suite for many years alongside his collegues.
Many of these women who receive their care on this ward have experienced a catologue of pregnancy complications,miscarriages, stillbirths, neonatal deaths,many of which have experienced up to 13 losses.
The one remaining fetal medicine specialist has been notified that members of the hospitals board are aiming to reposition her to a generalised post elsewhere in the hospital and replace her with a consultant of much lesser experience, knowledge or understanding of this field, not to mention the fact that this consultant is not a fetal medicine specialist or specific to this field, simply a consultant whos worked in various womens health areas.
How can you run a 'high risk' fetal medicine unit with no fetal medicine specialist??
We feel this is going to significantly impact the level of care so many pregnant women and their unborn child will receive if they are unable to see a fetal medicine specialist.
The remaining fetal medicine specialist is outraged by this and I know would greatly appreciate the support of everyone against this proposal -Some of us as patients,some of us as family & friends with one signature/comment could make a difference.
This petition is to encourage the board to interact with the people who really deserve an opinion on this- the patients and the family and friends of these patients. We want to make the board see that to remove the only remaining fetal medicine specialist from where she is on the high risk pregnancy unit- changing the outcomes of many pregnancies for happy endings rather than devastations & with the families that really do benefit from her knowledge and experience.
Many patients have written in personal letters raising their concerns, so a petition although only a drop in the ocean could be that extra push thats needed.
We really would appreciate every signature!
Myscha & Damian