Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood 12:00 am, 27th November 2018

I have recently been contacted by a constituent who works as a paediatrician in a nearby hospital. Last Friday, tragically, a baby died in their ward. The cause of death is unknown. Owing to the lack of a coroner service at the weekend, the baby had to stay for three nights with breathing tubes fixed in. For the parents, these are the last memories of their child. What steps will the Minister be taking to guarantee that the seven days NHS requirement also applies to coroners and histopathologists?