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Blandford Community Hospital (Dorset)

Volume 514: debated on Monday 26 July 2010

I present a petition in the name of the Blandford community hospital in Dorset.

The petition states:

The Petition of Mrs Jacqueline Stayt and Mrs Josephine Seath, residents of the North Dorset community and others,

Declares that they are concerned about the future of Portman Ward at Blandford Community Hospital, Dorset.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Health to encourage NHS Dorset to consider seriously the impact on the local community of proposed cuts to services at Blandford Hospital, in particular the proposed closure of Portman Ward, and to ensure that decisions affecting the hospital's future reflect the concerns and needs of patients, staff and the community at large.

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