Early day motion 2529

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FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN'S CARDIAC UNIT AT LEEDS INFIRMARY

That this House considers Sir Neil McKay's review of children's cardiac services has unreasonably weighted the odds against retaining the excellent children's cardiac centre at Leeds Infirmary by failing to consider the advantages of such units being placed in the same building as other hospital services, as they are in Leeds, by failing to adequately consult the wider areas such as Humberside, which depend on the Leeds unit, and by placing Leeds in only option Dfor retention, while other centres are in all options; takes the view thatthe consultation fails to recognise the excellence and the strengths of the Leeds unit and discounts the needs of the children over the wide areas of Yorkshire and Humberside who depend on it; and therefore urges the Department of Health not to drive Leeds and the Department to the expense and trouble of winning a judicial review against the consultation, such as that that the Royal Brompton has just been awarded, or to the future considerable expense of an unwise appeal aginst court decisions, but to listen to the strong concerns coming up from hospitals, health bodies, patients and the wider public in Yorkshire and Humberside against any threat of closure of the Leeds unit, to discount the bias against Leeds in the report and to give Leeds the fair prospect it deserves of carrying on its valuable work into the future.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 10.01.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 15.12.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.12.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 20.12.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 14.12.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 13.12.2011
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 12.12.2011
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 14.12.2011
Sutcliffe, Gerry Labour Party Bradford South 12.12.2011
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 20.12.2011
Wood, Mike Labour Party Batley and Spen 16.01.2012