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Closure Of Childrens Ward In Halifax

EDM number 356 in 1989-90, proposed by Alice Mahon on 22/01/1990.

That this House deplores the proposals made by the Calderdale Health Authority management team to close yet more hospital wards, including the children's ward at the Royal Halifax Infirmary; notes the proposals will lead to the loss of 80 beds reducing bed numbers from 655 to 576; that if implemented they will save ú500,000 of the ú1,000, 000 deficit facing the district health authority, that the proposal to close the children's ward is particularly outrageous and will reduce the number of beds for children from 45 to 28, will mean children will have to be accommodated on mixed wards, children and adults will have to share toilet and bath facilities, and children will be exposed to seriously ill, sometimes terminally ill adults, maybe frightened by sights such as amputees, and maybe alarmed by the cries of confused elderly patients; notes the potential for cross infections and accidents is considerable, and that it is also proposed that children will be put on gynaecology wards, without any regard to the effect on women who are infertile or who have had miscarriages; further notes that health costs in Calderdale have already been cut to the bone; and calls upon the Government to immediately fund the district health authority properly thus making these cuts unnecessary.

This motion has been signed by a total of 68 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alice Mahon22/01/1990HalifaxProposed
Rhodri Morgan22/01/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Max Madden22/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Stan Orme22/01/1990Salford EastSigned
Keith Bradley22/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Caborn22/01/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Harry Cohen22/01/1990LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/01/1990Islington NorthSigned
Jim Cousins22/01/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Mildred Gordon22/01/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham22/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Diane Abbott22/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Harry Barnes22/01/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle22/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
Tony Benn22/01/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Keith Vaz22/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
Audrey Wise22/01/1990PrestonSigned
James Wray22/01/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alan Meale22/01/1990MansfieldSigned
Dawn Primarolo22/01/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Martin Redmond22/01/1990Don ValleySigned
Dennis Skinner22/01/1990BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy22/01/1990WentworthSigned
David Hinchliffe22/01/1990WakefieldSigned
Jimmy Hood22/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
George Howarth22/01/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
Robert Hughes22/01/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Eric Illsley22/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Litherland22/01/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone22/01/1990Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden22/01/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ian McCartney22/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
John McFall22/01/1990DumbartonSigned
Bill Michie22/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Pike23/01/1990BurnleySigned
Ann Taylor23/01/1990DewsburySigned
Paul Boateng23/01/1990Brent SouthSigned
Harry Ewing23/01/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings23/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Roland Boyes23/01/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
William McKelvey23/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion23/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross23/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry23/01/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/01/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Harriet Harman24/01/1990PeckhamSigned
Roy Hughes24/01/1990Newport EastSigned
Tony Lloyd24/01/1990StretfordSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/01/1990LeighSigned
Ron Davies24/01/1990CaerphillySigned
George Galloway24/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Mike Watson24/01/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Chris Smith25/01/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Gerry Steinberg25/01/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Tony Banks25/01/1990Newham North WestSigned
Allan Rogers25/01/1990RhonddaSigned
Terry Patchett29/01/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Doug Hoyle29/01/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Jack Thompson29/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Austin Mitchell31/01/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Robert Wareing31/01/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Ronnie Fearn13/02/1990SouthportSigned
Archy Kirkwood15/02/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Jim Wallace21/02/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
David Steel07/03/1990Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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