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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Midwives' Vigil at Kingston last night

UNISON midwives and nurses at Kingston Hospital, Surrey held a candlelight vigil last (30th March 2011) to protest at the shortage of midwives at the hospital and to oppose the loss of 500 nursing and medical posts at the hospital. Nora Pearce UNISON Midwifery Convenor said, "UNISON is campaigning against the national shortage of midwives. We will be campaigning with local mothers to ensure Kingston hospital gets the resources it needs to continue a high quality service to mothers"

Michael Walker UNISON London Nursing Officer added: "The national shortage of Nurses and Midwives is being exacerbated by increased attendance at A&E and higher birth rates than projected, The Government needs to act urgently to avoid a crisis"