That was the shocking headline in last weeks Journal. One young mother from Berwick - where the Maternity Unit has recently been closed - ended up giving birth to her baby in the back of an ambulance.
As regular readers will know I have been very concerned at the loss of such services from rural communities. I launched a campaign with Cllr Colin Cessford earlier this year to protect the Maternity Services we have in Hexham.
No one should have to give birth in the back of an ambulance just because their local Maternity Unit has closed. It certainly won't be happening in my patch. Our successful campaign to protect local NHS services here in West Northumberland goes on.