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Glasgow East End Mothers And The Greater Glasgow Health Board

EDM number 85 in 1989-90, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 28/11/1989.

That this House views with increasing concern the failure of the Greater Glasgow Health Board to listen to professional advice and to the public when taking decisions; is aware that the University of Glasgow, the Obstetric Medical Advisory Committee and the Area Sub-Committee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology advised that the new maternity unit be built at the Royal Infirmary site where the maternity podium can accommodate up to 144 beds; rejects the secretive manner in which the decision to build the new maternity hospital was taken and the fact that no reasons have been given for such decision; notes that figures from the Greater Glasgow Health Board itself show that the Royal Maternity Hospital at Rottenrow is the busiest in Glasgow and attends 87 per. cent of women of the Eastern District; can see no reason to force Glasgow East End mothers to travel during pregnancy to unfamiliar areas and many times having to convey with them their small children, when this is precisely one of the most deprived areas in the United Kingdom with the lowest rate of car ownership; and calls for the urgent review of the decision to build the new maternity hospital at Stobhil and to appoint more members of the public and caring professionals to the Greater Glasgow Health Board.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

James Wray28/11/1989Glasgow ProvanProposed
Jimmy Hood28/11/1989ClydesdaleSigned
David Marshall28/11/1989Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Alan Meale28/11/1989MansfieldSigned
George Galloway28/11/1989Glasgow HillheadSigned
Keith Vaz29/11/1989Leicester EastSigned
Mike Watson29/11/1989Glasgow CentralSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie29/11/1989Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bob Cryer29/11/1989Bradford SouthSigned
Bill Michie29/11/1989Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey29/11/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion29/11/1989Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross29/11/1989Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond29/11/1989Don ValleySigned
John Cummings30/11/1989EasingtonSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Roland Boyes05/12/1989Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Frank Cook05/12/1989Stockton NorthSigned
Tony Lloyd06/12/1989StretfordSigned
Max Madden07/12/1989Bradford WestSigned
Harry Cohen07/12/1989LeytonSigned
Diane Abbott08/12/1989Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Alice Mahon11/12/1989HalifaxSigned
Joyce Quin14/12/1989Gateshead EastSigned
John McFall15/12/1989DumbartonSigned

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