Foundation Hospitals — 8 Jan 2003 at 18:59
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).
I beg to move,
That this House welcomes the principle of Foundation Hospitals as a means of improving and enhancing patient care and giving hospitals the opportunity to operate free from political and ministerial interference; regrets the timidity of the Government, which is restricting applications for Foundation status solely to those hospitals enjoying 3-star status; fears that this restriction will create a two-tier health service, to the detriment of patients and staff, and therefore urges the Government to allow all hospitals to bid for Foundation status; calls for clarification of contradictions between ministerial statements and guidance contained in the Department of Health's 'A Guide to NHS Foundation Trusts, December 2002' about how Foundation Hospitals are intended to operate; and further calls on the Government to resolve widely publicised ministerial differences, which are likely to deter hospitals from seeking Foundation status.
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|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||140 (+2 tell)||0||87.1%|
|Lab||281 (+2 tell)||0||0||69.0%|
|Sylvia Hermon||North Down||UUP (front bench)||aye|