Acute Hospital Services

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 21st February 2007.

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Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook Labour, Stockton North 4:03 pm, 21st February 2007

The hon. Gentleman seems insistent on reintroducing Professor Ara Darzi, although he was disposed of some time ago—not as a personality, but in the form of his report. The Opposition must get their head around the problem. The hon. Gentleman's colleagues want a cardiologist on every corner. They seem to think that there should be every provision on every street so that people do not have to travel anywhere, but that is not possible in today's times and with today's needs. We should be providing for needs only where that is needed—it is as easy as that. We cannot have specialist provision in every village.