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Dialysis Treatment Of Sylvia Mchugh Of Gorton

EDM number 738 in 1995-96, proposed by Gerald Kaufman on 17/04/1996.

That this House expresses its deep concern about the case of Sylvia McHugh of Gorton, a kidney patient on dialysis at Manchester Royal Infirmary; notes that Sylvia had a transplant 14 years ago but that it failed after nine years and she is never going to be able to have another one; notes further that Sylvia has been receiving dialysis three times a week on a morning programme but that Manchester Royal Infirmary has now decided, against Sylvia's wishes, to transfer her to evening dialysis treatment; notes further that, since Sylvia will be unlikely to get home from the evening treatment until about midnight, she will be deprived of spending time with her 10-year-old daughter; notes further that transferring Sylvia to evening treatment will impose strain on her mother, who not only looks after Sylvia's daughter but looks after her own aged mother as well; notes that, in his discussions with the authorities at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the Right honourable Member for Manchester, Gorton, has been told that the decision to transfer Sylvia from morning to evening treatment is a clinical judgment but that it has been admitted to the Right honourable Member that it could be seen as less a clinical judgment than a time-tabling decision; of course accepts that the needs of other dialysis patients must be taken into account but nevertheless deplores the flat refusal to take account of the wishes of Sylvia herself whose life expectation is limited and who, instead of suffering psychological damage and having her quality of life reduced by this change, ought to be allowed to spend what time she has left in the most contented way possible; and therefore urges Manchester Royal Infirmary to meet Sylvia's wishes and transfer her back to morning treatment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Gerald Kaufman17/04/1996Manchester, GortonProposed
Lynne Jones18/04/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Keith Bradley18/04/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Cummings18/04/1996EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes18/04/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley18/04/1996York, City ofSigned
Ian McCartney19/04/1996MakerfieldSigned
Martin Redmond22/04/1996Don ValleySigned
Ken Livingstone22/04/1996Brent EastSigned
Tony Lloyd22/04/1996StretfordSigned
Colin Pickthall23/04/1996West LancashireSigned
Robert Wareing23/04/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Evans23/04/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Kenneth Eastham23/04/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Eric Illsley23/04/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Howarth23/04/1996Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Terry Rooney24/04/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Mike Hall24/04/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Paul Flynn24/04/1996Newport WestSigned
Jean Corston24/04/1996Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/04/1996Islington NorthSigned
James Callaghan24/04/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Eddie Loyden24/04/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Michael Clapham25/04/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Tony Banks25/04/1996Newham North WestSigned
Martyn Jones30/04/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
John Gunnell30/04/1996Leeds South and MorleySigned
Russell Johnston02/05/1996Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours02/05/1996WorkingtonSigned
Ann Clwyd10/05/1996Cynon ValleySigned
Jack Thompson15/05/1996WansbeckSigned
Llin Golding16/05/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned

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