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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2009.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Shadow Minister (Health), Shadow Minister (Treasury) 11:30 am, 16th July 2009

On Tuesday this week, a baby died in my constituency in transit to hospital. The ambulance drove past the local district hospital because there was no A and E department for children in Southport. Following the resignation this week of Lord Darzi, the leading advocate of gutting district general hospitals, can the Leader of the House be encouraged to ask the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement on the future of district general hospitals and the implications for patient safety?

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