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CHILDREN’S CANCER SERVICES IN SOUTH LONDON AND THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2568: tabled on 01 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the appointment of Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE to review Children’s Cancer Services in South London and the southern counties following reports in the Health Service Journal of service failures caused by the lack of paediatric intensive care facilities at the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust; understands that the report prepared by Professor Mike Stevens and other clinicians in 2015 on these services recommended co-location of a paediatric intensive care unit with the services and is deeply worried at the lack of progress on this matter over the last ten years; regrets the actions of NHS England in failing to publish this report until the last few days; draws the attention of the House to the numerous cases of poorly young children being taken in ambulances when in extreme pain from hospital to hospital because of the failure to provide sensible arrangements for a paediatric intensive care unit; and expresses the hope that the Richards report will in due course put the interests of young patients and their families foremost in the redesign of the service.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.