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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children (29 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential merits of the Children's House model for children who are victims of abuse.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: It is a shame you were not here to take part in what has been a really good debate, Ms Buck, in which all three parties in London have been represented. I think everyone agrees that the stand-out contribution was from my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes)—the bionic Member for Ilford South. The point I was going to make in an intervention—I was worried I would not have...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: She is not a robotic one of those; I think people recognise that she is not a robot. She made the point a few times that we should not use this issue as a political football and we should want the best for everyone. Some of the people I quoted in my speech are not Labour party members. Michael Mars is the chair of Ealing synagogue. He came for a visit this week and pointed out that managerial...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: Will the Minister give way?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: I understand that the block grant that pharmacists receive for things such as driving around delivering medicines is being cut by 6%.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: The hon. Gentleman will know that the most recent Care Quality Commission report on Northwick Park hospital says that it requires improvement. Several shortcomings were found. Does he appreciate why Northwick Park strikes fear into the hearts of many of my constituents?

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: I beg to move, That this House has considered the NHS in London. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting this debate, and I thank the London Members from three different parties who supported my application. Our consideration today of the NHS in London is timely because there are reorganisations—or reconfigurations, as they are called—going on all over the city. I will...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: rose—

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend makes an excellent point that I believe deserved to be made at length. She anticipates a point I will come on to about to the business case and the capacity problem. There is a problem with the way these things are organised. The north-west London area does not include West Middlesex hospital, which she mentioned, but that is more proximate to some parts of my constituency than...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend puts it very well. Ealing has also been hit by the closure. I have no hospitals within my constituency boundary, but Central Middlesex was one of the nearest. It was performing well and had had lots of investment—it was a brand new shiny thing. I used to be a hospital radio DJ there in the ’80s. We were not allowed to play certain songs, including “My Way” by Frank...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: Yes, I certainly do. I do not know the St Helier hospital well, but I believe it is renowned as a teaching hospital. The business plans must account for such things; there is often too much short-termism. The implementation of the closures listed is well under way. The A&E departments at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith shut their doors in September 2014, despite assurances from the...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: May I just finish this sentence? The partial sentence might not make as much sense as if I am allowed to complete it. In six out of the 15 weeks that immediately followed the closure, Northwick Park had the worst record in the country. There were anecdotal stories of ambulances backing up at that hospital.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: There is a target of 95% of patients being seen within four hours. Immediately following the closure, at that hospital the proportion was 53%. We should not just brush that away.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: I have already given way to the hon. Gentleman once. I want to finish because a lot of Members want to speak, so I shall crack on for the moment. We should not just brush these things under the carpet and say that they did not happen. The Independent Healthcare Commission for North West London was set up because of the public distrust of the “Shaping a Healthier Future” programme, known...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: Who is first? I give way to my hon. Friend; there are two of her.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: I thank my hon. Friend for that excellent intervention, which is very pertinent to where she is going after this debate. As a mother who has been through these services, I know that it is massively disrupting if the goalposts are suddenly moved, causing people to travel for longer to get to their appointments. The closure of Ealing hospital’s maternity unit was called a consolidation. It...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: I thought interventions were not allowed to be lengthy.

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — NHS in London (24 Mar 2016)

Rupa Huq: My hon. Friend puts it excellently. I have some figures that illustrate the adverse consequences. Ealing mums were promised access to 24/7 consultant cover—168 hours per week—for a better, safer service. That has not materialised. Eight months after the closure, the only hospital to come close to that figure is West Middlesex, in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford...


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