Speaking at Business Questions, Mr Hopkins told MPs: “Airedale General Hospital in my constituency has been named as one of two Trust of the Year runners-up in the Dr Foster hospital guide as a result of low mortality and its high clinical efficiency rating in the past 12 months.”
He asked Leader of the House Andrew Lansley: “May we have a statement on high-performance hospitals, so that the Health Secretary can join me in congratulating the chief executive, Bridget Fletcher, and her staff on winning such an accolade?”
Responding, Mr Lansley – a former Secretary of State for Health himself – said he was happy to join the Keighley and Ilkley MP “in congratulating the chief executive and her staff at Airedale General NHS Foundation Trust”.
He added: “I had the privilege and pleasure of visiting several years ago - it is a fine hospital. It has a high reputation not only locally, but nationally.”