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Conduct Of South Glamorgan Health Authority Regarding Zimmer Cpt Hip Joint

EDM number 1062 in 1993-94, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 19/04/1994.

That this House condemns the refusal of the Secretary of State for Wales, the South Glamorgan Health Authority and the management of the Cardiff Royal Group of Hospitals to publish official figures for the failure rate of the Zimmer CPT artificial hip joint, thereby making it difficult for general practitioners' patients and public representatives to confirm or otherwise unofficial estimates that over 10 per cent. of these joints have had to be redone since it was first installed in patients in South Glamorgan in May 1993; believes that this is one of the worst scandals in modern British surgical history; calls on the District Auditor to investigate why the Zimmer CPT was specified as the hip joint of preference in the first place; calls on the Secretary of State to institute a public inquiry into this scandal; calls on the management of Cardiff Royal Group of Hospitals to permit those surgeons urgently requiring to use Charnley and Houes II hips joints to be permitted freely to do so; and urges all of the levels of political and medical decision-makers involved to cease covering up this outrage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan19/04/1994Cardiff WestProposed
Ernie Ross20/04/1994Dundee WestSigned
Harry Barnes20/04/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks20/04/1994Newham North WestSigned
Ian Davidson20/04/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alex Carlile20/04/1994MontgomerySigned
William McKelvey20/04/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion20/04/1994Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden20/04/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone20/04/1994Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones20/04/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Kim Howells20/04/1994PontypriddSigned
John Heppell20/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Dennis Turner21/04/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Mike Hall21/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Jim Dowd21/04/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Tommy Graham21/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Paul Flynn21/04/1994Newport WestSigned
Derek Enright21/04/1994HemsworthSigned
Bill Michie21/04/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Nick Harvey21/04/1994North DevonSigned
Michael Clapham22/04/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Harry Cohen25/04/1994LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty25/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Jon Owen Jones26/04/1994Cardiff CentralSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie26/04/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Robert Wareing26/04/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Alan Simpson28/04/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Win Griffiths28/04/1994BridgendSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1994RhonddaSigned

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