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Queen Mary's Hospital (Sidcup)

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

The Petition of residents of the London Borough of Bexley and others, to save our services at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup,

Declares the Petitioners great concern at the proposal of NHS London to close the Accident & Emergency and Maternity departments at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and that they believe these measures to be financially driven by factors at other hospitals in the region rather than the clinical excellence and cost-effectiveness of the services provided at this much valued local hospital.

The Petitioners further declares that the Maternity department has gained the highest clinical assessment in the region and that neighbouring hospitals refer to Sidcup because of lack of capacity and patient choice.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Health to use his powers to reverse the proposed reduction in much needed and highly valued hospital services in Bexley.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Derek Conway .] [P000135]