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Petitions

Volume 579: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Petition

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Observations

Health

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Danetre Hospital (Daventry)

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the Petitioners believe cardiac rehabilitation should be introduced in Danetre Hospital to help local people recovering from heart problems.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to reintroduce this service as soon as possible.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Chris Heaton-Harris, Official Report, 3 December 2013; Vol. 571, c. 887.]

[P001305]

Observations from the Secretary of State for Health:

The commissioning and provision of cardiac rehabilitation services is a matter for the National Health Service locally.

NHS England advises that Nene Clinical Commissioning Group sees cardiac rehabilitation as a key local priority and is working to improve local provision. The CCG will be discussing with providers when it would be feasible to bring the service out to the community setting. The CCG would be pleased to have patient representatives contribute to this process. I would encourage the hon. Member and his constituents to engage with the CCG on this matter.