Just what IS going on at maternity unit?

PUBLISHED: 20:22 28 February 2011

Honiton hospital. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhh P0072-03-07TI Hon Hospital

Honiton hospital. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhh P0072-03-07TI Hon Hospital

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Woman in labour told to go to Exeter.

The headline to Mrs Pearce’s letter in last week’s Herald, quite literally, took the words out of my mouth.

I was poised to write a similar observation.

My daughter recently gave birth. She had booked into Honiton.

When she called at 9.45am on a Friday, saying she was having regular contractions, she was told there was nobody there and she should go to Exeter!

She wasn’t exactly in a position to argue!

I was very surprised and angry for her and, on behalf of all those (including myself and my two daughters) who supported the recent campaign to keep the unit open... Just what is going on?

C Bell

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