HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c57W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) why Wythenshawe hospital was closed to all medical admissions for 24 hours on three occasions in recent months;

(2) why emergency chest medicine patients have recently been turned away from Wythenshawe hospital and subjected to long ambulance journeys to other hospitals;

(3) why seriously ill chest patients have frequently had to be admitted to beds in gynaecological or surgical wards at Wythenshawe hospital;

(4) why at least 70 requests for admission from family doctors were refused by Wythenshawe hospital because of the acute shortage of beds there.

Mr. Whitney

I regret we do not hold such information centrally. The right hon. Member may like to make his inquiries of the chairman of South Manchester health authority, which is responsible for the management of Wythenshawe hospital.