I congratulate my hon. Friend on obtaining this Adjournment debate—she is using the opportunity to debate this issue with her customary skill. I want to add my voice to her assertion that there is a crisis of confidence in hospital provision in north Durham. We want to hear from the Minister some reassurance that there will be the leadership necessary to get us out of this crisis. It is a crisis of confidence, not only for those who work in the hospitals, but for patients and for our constituents.