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Government's pledge to build 40 new hospitals

EDM (Early Day Motion) 303: tabled on 18 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the failure of the Government’s promise to the public to deliver 40 new hospitals; notes the Nuffield Trust’s definition of a new hospital as 'a new building on an entirely new site' which means only three new hospitals have been built, two general hospitals and one non-urgent care hospital, according to their definition; highlights the desperate state on the NHS as a result of the Government’s failures, which has seen waiting lists soar to 6.5 million, and only last week, the ambulance service in England declaring critical incident status; further highlights the role privatisation has played in the deterioration of services, with an estimated £204.1 billion spent on private contracts between 2013-20, which amounts to nearly 19 per cent of the Department for Health and Social Care spending on the NHS; notes with deep concern the likelihood of further privatisation under trade deals currently being negotiated; and calls on the Government to protect the NHS from damaging privatisation, which according to the Lancet is linked with a higher mortality rate for treatable deaths.