CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

PETITION – FUTURE OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS – 28 March 2006

Dr Julian Lewis: I wish to present two more petitions on behalf of the Fenwick Hospital, Lyndhurst and the Hythe Hospital on the Waterside, in identical terms to the other CHANT petitions presented tonight. I am pleased to add that, as a result of the large petition that my hon. Friend the Member for New Forest, West (Desmond Swayne) described, it has been decreed that the five hospitals in New Forest, West, New Forest, East and Romsey are scheduled for reprieve. We wait to see whether that will occur.

[This was part of the record-breaking total of Petitions presented to Parliament on a single day on the same subject. It was organised by Community Hospitals Acting Nationally Together (CHANT).]