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Transfer Of Slough Patient To Cardiff For Emergency Open Heart Surgery

EDM number 1342 in 1994-95, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 03/07/1995.

That this House deplores the national shortage of intensive care unit beds which led to a 68 year old heart patient from Slough needing to be transferred from Wrexham Park Hospital, Slough, eventually to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, after his consultant telephoned more than 30 hospitals in a search for a suitable intensive care unit back-up; is critical of the unnecessary delays in securing appropriate surgery and treatment for this patient, including delays in summoning an RAF Sea King helicopter from Plymouth to take him from Slough to Cardiff; and calls on the Secretaries of State for Health, Wales and Scotland to investigate the setting up of a hospital-to-hospital hotline or bed bureau to cover such emergencies, thereby ensuring that no other patients suffering from life-threatening conditions such as aortic aneurism have to depend on the persistence with the telephone of their hospital doctors, who could be better employed on other medical work, if only the national information on bed availability was provided.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan03/07/1995Cardiff WestProposed
Colin Pickthall04/07/1995West LancashireSigned
Dennis Turner04/07/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes04/07/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Alex Carlile04/07/1995MontgomerySigned
Lynne Jones04/07/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Jim Dowd04/07/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Keith Bradley05/07/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Don Touhig05/07/1995IslwynSigned
Tony Banks05/07/1995Newham North WestSigned
Mike Hall05/07/1995Warrington SouthSigned
John Cummings05/07/1995EasingtonSigned
Jean Corston05/07/1995Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/07/1995Islington NorthSigned
Bill Michie05/07/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey05/07/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion05/07/1995Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone05/07/1995Brent EastSigned
Ernie Ross05/07/1995Dundee WestSigned
Gordon Prentice05/07/1995PendleSigned
Alan Wynne Williams06/07/1995CarmarthenSigned
Neil Gerrard06/07/1995WalthamstowSigned
John Garrett06/07/1995Norwich SouthSigned
Barry Jones06/07/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Peter Pike06/07/1995BurnleySigned
Michael Connarty06/07/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Dennis Skinner10/07/1995BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy10/07/1995WentworthSigned
Kim Howells11/07/1995PontypriddSigned
John Hutton11/07/1995Barrow & FurnessSigned
Martyn Jones11/07/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Eddie Loyden11/07/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Michael Clapham11/07/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Tom Cox11/07/1995TootingSigned
Paul Flynn11/07/1995Newport WestSigned
Alice Mahon12/07/1995HalifaxSigned
Dafydd Wigley12/07/1995CaernarfonSigned
Robert Wareing12/07/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Harry Cohen12/07/1995LeytonSigned
Ann Clwyd12/07/1995Cynon ValleySigned
James Callaghan13/07/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
John Gunnell17/07/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1995PrestonSigned
Simon Hughes19/07/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Terry Lewis19/07/1995WorsleySigned
Tommy Graham19/07/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Allan Rogers06/11/1995RhonddaSigned

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