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Lewsey Road Occupational Therapy Workshop

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

I wish to present a petition signed by some 367 constituents, many of them stroke patients and their carers. They are most upset by the closure on 23 June of the Lewsey road occupational therapy workshop in Luton. They tell me that they were given only two weeks’ notice of the decision.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the residents of South Bedfordshire and others

Declares that the Petitioners object to the closure on 23 June of Lewsey road occupational therapy work shop for stroke patients and others.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Secretary of State for Health to intervene on the Petitioners’ behalf with Luton and Dunstable hospital and the Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership Trust to reopen the Lewsey road occupational therapy work shop, which is an important facility for stroke patients and others.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.