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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Harlow (18 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients from Hemel Hempstead that he expects to use the new hospital in Harlow Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this debate. I think that we all tried to get this debate, which is why we are all here. One of the reasons I said to Mr Speaker earlier that I was not happy was that I wanted us to get on to this debate. We have all heard stories in our constituencies, as I am sure you have, Madam Deputy Speaker. As a country of this wealth, we should be ashamed....

Access to Orkambi (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: And lock the door.

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman that we need to get on to talk about cystic fibrosis, but we will have time and we shall do that. Last week, I raised with you the fact that the underground car park fire exits were shut, but they were still shown as being for use in the event of a fire. You kindly offered to have a stroll round with me to see...

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: It is quite serious—

Delegated Legislation: Exiting the European Union (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I am not.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hemel Hempstead Hospital (17 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2018 to Question 158194 on Hemel Hempstead Hospital, for what reason he does not have any plans to visit the Hemel Hempstead Hospital Site.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare (13 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the creation of a specific mark to enable consumers to identify meat, poultry and fish that has been pre-stunned before slaughter (a) now and (b) after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I must apologise to my colleague, the now Foreign Secretary, who was so generous with his time in seeing me. I hope that the new Health Secretary will not get so upset when I am banging on his door—perhaps as much as I was on the previous Health Secretary’s door.

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: Only slight?

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I do not want to take up too much more of the Minister’s time, but I am afraid that, in parts of the country, certainly in mine, the requirement to consult is simply being ignored. I have given the House a classic example in which an urgent care centre was closed at night with no consultation at all. It took 18 months for a bogus consultation to take place on whether it should close at...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: This is a hugely emotive issue. Yes, the excuse was that the centre was closing at night on grounds of patient safety because it could not get a GP there, but it does not take 18 months to turn round and say, “Oh, by the way, the numbers weren’t there in the first place and that’s why we had to close the centre.” That was the excuse 18 months after it had been closed...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: That is in Essex.

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: My constituents will not know what STPs are. At the end of the day, the new site is in Essex, on the east Hertfordshire border, which is nowhere near my constituency. There is no tangible benefit when the debate is about a new hospital in west Hertfordshire.

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: It is a privilege to have so long for this Adjournment debate on such an important subject. I know that when other colleagues realise that the debate has started, they will scamper to the Chamber. When I put down the title for this debate, I did not intend it to be a general debate, but when I have raised this issue in the House, many colleagues and those on the Front Bench have acknowledged...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. The gentleman did not stay very long, but he caused carnage in our NHS trust and morale went through the floor. I am sure some of the books might have looked a bit better, but certainly acute care was really struggling. The gentleman left after two years, or something like that, and he went to Great Ormond Street Hospital as the chief executive. I...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I could not agree more with the hon. Gentleman. We have discussed and debated this before, and this must be like “Groundhog Day” for the Minister. I should have thanked him earlier for bearing with me in what may be a much longer debate than he probably assumed when he saw it on the Order Paper. It is important that there is proper due process when we employ people who work in...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I agree almost completely; I would just say that sometimes these people do not even leave the NHS—they stay within the structure of the NHS, but just go to a different trust in a different part of the country. Then they just reappear again and again. I have often wondered about something. A director of nursing should clearly have come up through the nursing ranks; I understand that....

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: My hon. Friend brings great expertise to the debate, and I thank her for joining us. She is absolutely right. I declare an interest: my mother was a nurse in the days of “sister” and “matron”. Then there were nurse managers and other managers—all of a sudden, we went that way, but we seem to be coming back again. We can change the name on the Titanic, but it is...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: It is a tick-box exercise. Most of the time trusts cannot even get that right. In this particular case—I will come on to another case in a moment—we challenged it. We judicially reviewed it not once, but twice. But why should members of the public have to come together to raise money to judicially review such decisions? There is currently no other process with proper discussion...


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