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CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 752: tabled on 12 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 101 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the excellent service provided by community hospitals in affording locally accessible healthcare; deplores the current programme of closures that conflicts with the Government's commitment to community hospitals given in its 2005 manifesto; notes the strength of public opinion in favour of community hospitals; recognises that the cost of treating a patient in a community hospital is often significantly less than the cost of similar treatment in a district general hospital; further notes the potential loss to the NHS of dedicated staff when a community hospital closes; further notes that bed blocking in large acute units is exacerbated by the absence of step-down care; and calls upon the Government to conduct a review of closures and to recognise the potential for community hospitals to carry forward its plans for locally delivered healthcare.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
East Surrey
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
North East Hampshire
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Hexham
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
South Norfolk
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Banbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Northampton South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2005
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Hornchurch
Cameron, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2005
Witney
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2005
East Londonderry
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Tunbridge Wells
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Cotswold
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Shipley
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ribble Valley
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Ryedale
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
South West Surrey
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Peterborough
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Henley
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Clwyd West
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
St Albans
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
Maidenhead
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Eddisbury
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Uxbridge
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Romford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Castle Point
Spring, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
West Suffolk
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Beverley and Holderness
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2005
Wyre Forest
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
Bosworth
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
Wantage
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Gosport
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2005
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Leominster
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Havant
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.