Earlier this afternoon, several constituents of mine and of the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Halton (Derek Twigg), came to Parliament to pass me a petition expressing their concerns about the proposed transfer of in-patient activity from Halton hospital. The petition is signed by Mrs. Pauline Warrener and 23,000 other people.
The petition states:
To the House of Commons
The Petition of the residents of Halton and others
Declares that North Cheshire Hospitals Trust are proposing to transfer all in-patient activity from Halton General Hospital that will result in 5 wards being transferred from Halton General Hospital to Warrington General Hospital and these proposals are causing great concern to the people of Runcorn,
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to ensure North Cheshire Hospital Trust retains in-patient admission to Halton General Hospital.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
To lie upon the Table.