In December 2011 the PCT Cluster voted to close Darley Birth Centre. This was followed by the County Council Improvement and Scrutiny Committee's decision not to refer the case to the Secretary of State for Health. 

Since then The Matlock Hospitals League of Friends has been considering whether any further legal options are open to us to fight this decision but it is with regret that we find there are no more avenues open to us.  We have written to the Secretary of State ourselves and will infom you of his response. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the campaign to save Darley for all your commitment and hard work.  Please do feel free to continue to use this page as a forum for discussion about birth experiences in Derbyshire.