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B803 - Soldier Welfare and Health Care Bill 2015, TSR UKIP
Soldier Welfare and Health Care Bill 2015
An Act to construct a new, state of the art, high-tech military hospital.



BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance
with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of
the same, as follows:-

1: Military Hospital

£750m will be set aside in addition to the defence budget to construct a Royal Military Hospital
The new state of the art hospital will replace older military hospitals in the United Kingdom
The hospital will have 1500 beds, a rehabilitation centre providing lifelong post-war treatment, and be stocked with the latest medical equipment.
£250m will be invested in a Specialist Prosthetics Centre to treat soldiers who have lost a limb.

2: Hospital Requirements

Each bed will be in an individual room.
Each room will have an ensuite with a walk in shower with a seat, television and radio, sofa bed for visiting family members, and air conditioning.
Every room will have natural light, excluding.
Rooms where there is a medical need to control light.
There will be high-speed wifi throughout the hospital.
i) Lining will be fitted in the walls where wifi signals could interfere with specialist equipment to block interference.
There will an indefinite supply of backup power.
All electronics will be protected against Electromagnetic Pulse Impulses.
Flood barriers and security barriers will be constructed around the hospital.
There will be 1 doctor to every 4 patients in the hospital.
There will be 1 nurse to every 2 patients in the hospital.
The hospital will be built in a wing and toaster design to allow easy extensions in the future if required.

3: Location

The hospital will be built on the fields surrounding RAF Brize Norton.

4: Operating Budget

The hospital will be operated by the MoD which will receive an additional £250m annually to cover the extra costs of operation.
The hospital will receive £250m annually to be invested in modernising medical equipment.

5: Military Blood Bank

Every person in the military will be required to join a blood donation scheme on joining provided;
The person meets current NHS requirements for donating blood
The blood will be tested before being stored in a secure facility at the hospital for use by medical staff.
The blood may also be taken out to support doctors and medics in a warzone.
The blood will be stored for a maximum of 25 days before being passed on to civilian hospitals where it will be stored for a maximum of 5 days before being emptied out.
To limit blood going to waste the number of donors will be limited to 10% the number of patients in the hospital, or;
20% of the number of soldiers deployed in times of war.

6: V775 Incorporations

2.2 From V775 will be amended to allow soldiers to choose between seeking psychological care from their local NHS service, or having a 6 month stay in the rehabilitation centre at this hospital, or visit the rehabilitation centre as an outpatient.

7: Emergency Care and Partnerships

Current service people or past service people may seek emergency care at the hospital for any injury.

8: Sort Title, Extent, and Commencement

This bill may be referred to as the Soldier Welfare and Health Care Act 2015.
The act will extend to the whole of the United Kingdom.
Construction of the hospital will start immediately after this bill passing.

Notes and Costing

£1bn

Building near RAF Brize Norton allows patients to be quickly transported to hospital after arriving from overseas. The area is not prone to flooding but when £1bn is being spent on a hospital it needs to operate in all weather conditions in all circumstances. The hospital will receive funding to specifically invest in new medical equipment to ensure all medical equipment is the most modern equipment available.

A NHS hospital in England with 210 beds cost £90 million to build in 2015. Using the same ration of cost to bed for Cramlington Hospital, the proposed hospital in the bill will cost £643m to construct and equip, but an extra £107m is being allowed to meet the requirements needed. The total cost of this bill is a one-off £1bn lump sum and a £500m annual operating cost with other costs being covered by the current defence budget.

After 21 days blood deteriorates rapidly in quality making it vital the blood is either used or destroyed.

http://www.england.nhs.uk/2015/02/17...gton-hospital/
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Can UKIP not number and break down their paragraphs so it's easier to read?
I'll get to it tomorrow
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Birchington I know the numbers are lost in the transfer from Google Docs but can they be retrospectively added?
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Are we building a military hospital or a hotel?

I'm not sure whether it's appropriate to direct all soldiers and veterans to this new hospital though. I'd support a smaller facility at Brize Norton with the majority of care given via existing local hospitals, with the exception of some military-specific stuff such as PTSD or prosthetics.
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A few bits seem OTT and/or unnecessary

As for the concept as a whole, aye, for this implementation, somewhat tentative in supporting it

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Nay, they already have a lot of extra support that most people who aren't in the army don't get, that's more than enough imo.
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The prosthetic rehabilitation unit is interesting and something I'll need to look into, however, for the rest, this luxury is above what health care should offer. Staffing levels should match normal hospitals, to quote Saracen, we aren't building hotels. Required blood donation is actually a policy I would like to see more of but a requirement may well reduce sign ups due to religious or personal reasons.
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Nay. Soldiers should be entitled to exactly the same support and treatment as other citizens - no more, no less. When we hear the sob story about a homeless veteran with a missing limb, my question is - why do we still have homeless people, and inadequate support for the disabled? And as traumatic as PTSD is, I am sure it is no worse for a soldier than it is for a rape victim. Our resources should be used to adequately support everyone, because we are all part of this country and each and every one of us deserves to live with dignity and to be fully supported in injury or ill health.

I also do not support compulsory blood donations under any circumstances.
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(Original post by Saracen's Fez)
Are we building a military hospital or a hotel?

I'm not sure whether it's appropriate to direct all soldiers and veterans to this new hospital though. I'd support a smaller facility at Brize Norton with the majority of care given via existing local hospitals, with the exception of some military-specific stuff such as PTSD or prosthetics.
I agree with Saracen's Fez

I'm likely to abstain
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Nay, the scale for this is way too large for one hospital, and it will be difficult to make families commute too and from Brize (for example if I were in the Black Watch Regiment, would my family be able to see me while I am being rehabilitated, considering they probably live in Scotland).

I would support further investment in rehabilitation of soldiers, however.
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If you build this hospital, what would happen to the rest? Would they become redundant or will they still be in use?

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Aye.

These people deserve better treatment.
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Sort out the formatting, add a link to B775 in the notes, make the costing clearer in the notes (put the word costing and bold it) for budget purposes and then i'll vote for this.
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This is in cessation.
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