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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 16th October 1991.

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Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West 3:30 pm, 16th October 1991

I should like to lay to rest the implication —I do not think that the hon. Gentleman meant it—that Guy's will not survive. It is in good shape, and is being better managed now than in the past. The element of balance between district hospital and teaching hospital of the great hospitals will have to be addressed by Sir Bernard. I believe that Londoners do not often receive a good enough local district health service. Let us face it, that is partly because the pull of teaching over the years has perhaps distorted services to the locality. That must now be sorted out. I have worked with the hon. Gentleman in the past for the interests of his constituents, and I hope that he will give evidence to the review because there are long-standing issues that should now be properly sorted out.