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Motions on Notice

Councillor M Wilkes to Move

 

This Council confirms its absolute opposition to the closure of Ward 6 of Bishop Auckland Hospital, and calls upon the Secretary of State to intervene and halt County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust’s plan.

 

Minutes:

In accordance with a Notice of Motion it was Moved by Councillor Wilkes and Seconded by Councillor Zair:

 

This Council confirms its absolute opposition to the closure of Ward 6 of Bishop Auckland Hospital, and calls upon the Secretary of State to intervene and halt County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust’s plan.

 

Councillor L Hovvels, Portfolio Holder for Adult and Health Services Moved the following amendment, Seconded by Councillor A Laing:

 

This Council confirms its support for the campaign led by Helen Goodman MP and local people in relation to the closure of Ward 6 of Bishop Auckland Hospital, planned by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.  It notes that the matter is due to be considered by the Adults, Wellbeing and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15 November, and calls on scrutiny to provide a thorough examination of what has been carried out and to investigate further how services can be retained.

 

Upon a vote being taken the Amendment was carried and therefore became the Substantive Motion.

 

Councillor M Wilkes Moved the following amendment, Seconded by Councillor S Zair:

 

This Council confirms its support for the campaign led by Helen Goodman MP and local people in relation to the closure of Ward 6 of Bishop Auckland Hospital, planned by the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.  It notes that the matter is due to be considered by the Adults, Wellbeing and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 15 November, and calls on scrutiny to provide a thorough examination of what has been carried out and to investigate further how services can be retained and if the Trust fails to halt its closure plans following the Scrutiny meeting, this Council agrees to refer this matter to the Secretary of State.

 

Upon a vote being taken the Amendment was lost.

 

Upon a further vote being taken the Substantive Motion was carried.

 

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