Early day motion 1252

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CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA

That this House recognises that the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which is as common as cystic fibrosis but much less known, can affect any unborn child, requiring additional antenatal care plus intensive care and treatment of the affected newborn; regrets that only 50 per cent of babies diagnosed with CDH survive, whilst those that do survive endure ongoing medical problems ranging from asthma and feeding problems to chronic lung and digestive problems, developmental delays and oxygen dependency; acknowledges that there is no known cause or prevention for the condition and that treatment remains medically challenging and costly; congratulates CDH UK for the work it does to raise a awareness of the condition and support families facing diagnosis; and calls on the Government to provide funding to progress research into the causes of CDH, with a view to identifying the developing prevention strategies and better treatment of the condition, which could save lives and potentially reduce costs to the NHS in the long term and to work with the devolved administrations to develop expertise and share knowledge on the condition throughout the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.04.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 26.03.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 18.04.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.04.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.04.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 26.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 10.04.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.04.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 22.04.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 17.04.2013