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Whipps Cross Hospital

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

This petition has been signed by 21,000 people in my constituency and borough, who are concerned about the review entitled “Fit For the Future”, which takes no regard of a wider London review of health, and feel that it will damage their services.

The petition declares:

That we, the undersigned, being supporters of Whipps Cross hospital, deplore the consideration given to the reduction of services at, or the closure of, Whipps Cross hospital.

Whipps Cross hospital provides vital medical facilities for over 80,000 Redbridge residents and 300,000 in Waltham Forest. Any cutting of service runs the risk of putting lives at risk and leaving vast numbers of residents without local medical attention.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that the House of Commons takes note of their objection to the reduction of services and the possible closure of Whipps Cross hospital, and ask the Government to act accordingly.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.