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HEALTH SERVICES IN THE SOUTH EAST THAMES REGION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 668: tabled on 12 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 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 congratulates the health service in the South East Thames region on its achievements since the commencement of the Government's National Health Service reforms, including 5 per cent. more patients treated in hospital compared with last year, 18 per cent. more day cases, twice the number of heart by-pass operations, extra cataract and hip operations and a cut of 42 per cent. between March and December 1991 in the number of people waiting more than two years for hospital treatment; further congratulates the Guy's and Lewisham NHS Trust on a cut of 5 per cent. in waiting lists and 3,500 more patients treated than projected; welcomes the initiatives by general practioners' fundholding practices in the region, including consultant run outpatient clinics at a practice near Rochester; believes these achievements to be a tribute to National Health Service staff in the region working within the better management framework of the reforms; and believes that patients do not want the disruption of the health service threatened by the Labour Party.