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Bury St Edmunds residents encouraged to 'stand in solidarity' with maternity service staff at planned march



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Residents from in and around Bury St Edmunds are being encouraged to 'stand in solidarity' with birth workers, midwives and other maternity services staff at a march in the town.

The March for Midwives will set off from the Abbey Gardens at around 1.45pm on Sunday afternoon.

It is one of many taking place across the country.

There will be a march in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. (53143441)
There will be a march in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday. (53143441)

Those marching on Sunday have four demands of the Government:

- Listen to all staff and service users and their advocates.

- Fund emergency retention of staff.

- Enable all qualified midwives who are willing to work and support students to enter training and finish their courses.

- Reduce the demands on staff.

A post on a Facebook page set up for the march says: "This is part of a nationwide vigil to raise awareness and show support for midwives and healthcare professionals who are working under enormous strain."

It added the march was 'open to anyone who cares about maternity services including women, birthing people, families - the more the merrier. This is a peaceful, family-friendly event.'

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