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Hospital Services

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

I wish to present a petition from constituents who are concerned about cuts in service at our local hospitals, and particularly the cuts in the opening hours of the minor injuries units at Ashburton and Bovey Tracey hospitals.

The Petition of County Councillor Sally Morgan, residents and users of rural Community Hospitals and Minor Injury Units in the Teignbridge and South Dartmoor area

Declares that they are deeply concerned for the future of the Minor Injury Units at Bovey Tracey and Ashburton Hospitals.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons and her Majesty's Government consider the pledge laid out in the Government white paper “Our Health, Our Care, Our Say” that

“community facilities should not be lost in response to short-term budgetary pressures…”

And ensure that rural health services are resourced fairly, allowing the Minor Injury Units to remain open for the future.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.