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Response Handover

November 3, 2011

Pictured are Pam Wilgoose (Secretary MHLOF), Mark Todd (Chairman PCT), Diana Dakin (Chairman MHLOF), David Sharp (CEO PCT)

Written Response handed over to the PCT

October 31, 2011
The League's formal response to the review of Darley Birth Centre was recently submitted to the Primary Care Trust (PCT).  Members travelled to Derby to make the handover and to again talk to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Our response contained a full analysis of the PCT's main review document (or business plan as they term it), plus input from a qualified Statistician, Clinical Psychologist and numerous members of the public.

The PCT Board Meeting on 7th December 2011 is when the...

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Final chance to comment

October 19, 2011
The final chance to comment on the potential closure of Darley Birth Centre is nearly upon us.  Please go back to the home page and click the link to make your comments online.

League of Friends members and our friends from the Corbar campaign attended DCC's Improvement and Scrutiny Committee (People) meeting at the end of last week.  There were two hours of discussion but the two major points that the committee is not happy with are:
  • Lack of any detail whatsoever on the cost savings suggested ...

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Peli Deli helps the Don't Ditch Darley campaign

October 1, 2011
Mike Blair from PeliDeli in Matlock is taking on a cycling challenge to help promote the Don't Ditch Darley campaign.    Click here for details.

.. and follow his ride on our Facebook page, or on Peli Deli's Facebook page.

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Matlock Mercury petition - more than 3000 signatures!

September 28, 2011
Amanda Hatfield, editor of The Matlock Mercury, presents their petition to senior PCT representatives at the Public Meeting held on 26th September 2011.  Thanks for everyone that signed up and to Amanda and Julia at the Mercury for their support and help in promoting this issue.

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Second day at the park

September 17, 2011
Another successful day at Matlock Park with many petition signatures collected and questionnaires distributed.  Thanks to all the supporters and helpers.


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Park Bugs!

September 16, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to speak to us at the park on Friday.  Please do come along on Saturday as well!

Click for details in the Matlock Mercury

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Matlock Park

September 15, 2011
Friday & Saturday 16/17th September: 
Please visit us at Matlock Park Head (Crown Square end) to get a questionnaire issued by the Primary Care Trust (PCT), sign the petition or to simply have a chat about the Darley Birth Centre situation.

There will be 'Dont Ditch Darley' furry bugs, plus balloons and we'll even provide the Freepost envelope for the PCT questionnaire!

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First Public Meeting

September 8, 2011
The first of the two public meetings took place on 7th September 2011 at Darley Dale.  The PCT's Medical Director, Dr David Black, made a presentation of the proposed plans and took questions from the audience.  Local GP Dr Ben Milton was also present in his role has the Chair of the North Derbyshire GP Consortium.

Many of the factors publicised by the League of Friends were mentioned in the questions and our Secretary, Pam Wildgoose, made a contribution to the discussion.

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Public Meetings - Darley Birth Centre

August 30, 2011
The Public Meetings with NHS Derbyshire County are coming up.  Please try to attend:

 Wednesday   7th September 2011   12.30pm  
 Monday   26th September 2011   7.30pm 

at The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2EQ

In the mean time, please be sure to fill in the Questionnaire at

Thank you!

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