CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

2008-9

[NOTE: Amendments are linked to the original EDMs which Julian amended.]

EDM 2192 – 28 October 2009

FUTURE OF ELLINGHAM WARD AND CROWLIN HOUSE

That this House applauds the outstanding mental health services hitherto provided at Ellingham Ward Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in Woodhaven Hospital and the excellent 24-hour support given at Crowlin House residential rehabilitation unit in the New Forest; deplores the so-called temporary closure of the former and the continuing threat to the future of the latter; notes that without Ellingham Ward, there would not have been enough PICU beds in the Trust area for 80 per cent. of the time; fears for the welfare of vulnerable residents currently in Crowlin House and for everyone who will need half-way house 24-hour care in future; and accordingly calls upon the Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to reopen Ellingham Ward, to restore its highly-skilled and dedicated staff team, and to remove the threat to Crowlin House immediately.

EDM 148 – 8 December 2008

ACHIEVEMENTS OF VENTURERS SEARCH AND RESCUE

That this House applauds the continuing work of Venturers Search and Rescue, based on the Solent and comprised of boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years, who have carried out numerous rescues of yachtsmen this year; congratulates 17 year old Mathew Dann, one of the youngest Royal Yachting Association powerboat instructors, who has been in command of more than 50 such rescues in 2008; and believes that the work of the Venturers demonstrates the best qualities of character and values embodied in today's young people.