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JOHN'S CAMPAIGN AND THE RIGHT TO STAY WITH DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN HOSPITAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 586: tabled on 02 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 notes that there are 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and that one in three people over the age of 65 will develop the condition; praises the families and carers of patients with dementia who are vulnerable and can often be distressed and disoriented; further notes an article in The Observer newspaper on 30 November 2014 by Nicci Gerrard whose father, Dr John Gerrard, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in his mid-seventies and died in November 2014; further notes that his family were restricted in the amount of time they were able to spend with him in hospital when he was admitted in February 2014 for a separate condition; further notes that his family were not able to provide a continuation of his normal life when in hospital, such as talking and reading to him and that as a result when he came out of hospital his Alzheimer's had worsened; and calls on the Government to support the same rights for families and carers of dementia sufferers as parents of sick children and allow for family representatives to stay with the patients at any time of the day as dementia sufferers can struggle to understand and communicate with strangers in unusual surroundings.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Aberdeen South
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
City of Durham
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2014
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Stockport
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2014
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Stockton North
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2014
Shipley
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2014
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Aberdeen North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 5 December 2014
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Luton North
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
Leslie, Charlotte
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2015
Bristol North West
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 11 December 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2014
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Dundee West
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2014
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
East Lothian
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Ynys Môn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2014
Halifax
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Islington South and Finsbury
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2014
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.