Why we need a women’s hospital

September 5, 2016

Liverpool Women’s Hospital, a hospital with one of the finest records of patient care in the entire north-west region, is under threat of closure as part of a proposed re-allocation of services to other hospitals such as the Liverpool Royal, and Aintree.

We need support to keep this irrational proposal from going ahead, as it will have devastating knock-on effects all across the north-west of England.

A full march and demo at the Labour Party Conference is scheduled for the 25th of September. Please join the march, and help the campaign to keep this critical lifeline for women across the north-west from being severed.

Save Liverpool Women's Hospital

 

Why a Women’s Hospital?

Why do we want a women’s hospital?

We need a Women’s Hospital. Ours is one of only two in the country; it is not perfect but it is much needed. There are important medical and surgical differences between men and women. We have different life events, different illnesses, some different cancers, different symptoms for heart attacks, and we respond differently to some medicines. Women live longer than men, but have more illness in later life. Women’s role in reproduction means that we are subject to different physical and mental illnesses than men.

Women and children bear the brunt of poverty and ‘austerity’.

Every other field of medicine has specialist hospitals – in fact, the current ‘fashion’ is for specialist hospitals. Each of the Liverpool Hospitals is specialising, so why can we not keep our Women’s Hospital? Just as the other hospitals send women to LWH…

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