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Withdrawal of Emergency Care from Sheppey General Hospital

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1063A1: tabled on 06 June 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Hinchliffe on 05 June 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes the concern of the people of the Isle of Sheppey over the provision of local hospital facilities, so thoroughly expressed by the honourable Member for Faversham in the adjournment debate he instigated on 20th April; recognises the belated interest of the Labour Party in this issue, as evidenced by their Parliamentary Lobby of 5th June; notes the deliberate selection of a date when they knew that the honourable Member for Faversham would be abroad on Parliamentary business; finds it curious that the Lobby met the unrelated honourable Members for Wakefield, Halifax, Workington and Cardiff South and Penarth, rather than those representing Kent constituencies; deplores the exploitation of a genuine local concern for party political purposes; and supports the honourable Member for Faversham in his long-standing campaign for improved hospital facilities for the people of Sheppey.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with concern the proposed withdrawal of emergency care services at Sheppey General Hospital, Isle of Sheppey, which has already in recent years lost a children's ward, maternity facilities and surgical provision; recognises that if the proposal is carried out the hospital will be reduced to minimal non-acute provision for geriatric patients; further notes that Sheppey residents will have to make an 18 mile journey to Medway District Hospital for future treatment; fears that this additional travel time could well mean the difference between life and death; acknowledges that there is intense opposition on the Isle of Sheppey to these draconian proposals, evidenced by the Parliamentary lobby on 5th June of over 100 Sheppey residents who were deeply aggrieved that their own honourable Member, the honourable Member for Faversham, did not have the courtesy to meet them; and calls upon the Government to ensure that Medway Health Authority immediately withdraws these proposals and restores a full range of health services to the Isle of Sheppey.

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.

Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Canterbury
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Luton North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Stafford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Beverley
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Cheadle
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Dartford
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Welwyn Hatfield
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Erith and Crayford
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Perth and Kinross
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1990
Hampstead and Highgate
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Plymouth, Drake
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Shipley
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Gloucester
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
North Thanet
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Windsor and Maidenhead
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Beckenham
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Billericay
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
South West Cambridgeshire
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Ealing North
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Harlow
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Langbaurgh
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Harrow West
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Thurrock
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1990
North Down
Knapman, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Stroud
Knight, Dame Jill
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Broxtowe
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Northampton North
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Portsmouth South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Newbury
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Clwyd North West
Miller, Sir Hal
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Bromsgrove
Miscampbell, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Blackpool North
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
North West Hampshire
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Dumfries
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1990
Rugby and Kenilworth
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Colne Valley
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Broxbourne
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Mid Kent
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Dover
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Aldridge-Brownhills
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Beaconsfield
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Crawley
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
West Dorset
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1990
Hornchurch
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 1990
Tonbridge and Malling
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
South Hams
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1990
Eastwood
Tebbit, Norman
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Chingford
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Crosby
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1990
Bexleyheath
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Surbiton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Bosworth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Reading East
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1990
Hastings and Rye
Whitney, Sir Ray
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Wycombe
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Maidstone
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1990
Sevenoaks

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.