Hinchingbrooke Boss To Face Public Questions

3 March 2015, 09:13 | Updated: 3 March 2015, 10:00

Chief Executive of Hinchingbrooke hospital invited to open council meeting

The Chief Executive of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Dr Hisham Abdel-Rahman, has been invited to speak at a public meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel (Social Well-Being), which will be held on 3 March 2015 at Huntingdonshire District Council’s Civic Suite, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon.

District Councillors will ask Dr Abdel-Rahman to talk about the way forward and future plans for the hospital, and to answer questions from both Councillors and members of the public.

The future of the site was thrown into doubt earlier this year, when private company Circle pulled out of their contract to run the hospital.

Councillor Steve Criswell, Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel (Social Well-Being) Panel, said: "We are keen to show our support of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and this is a great opportunity for us and members of the public to put questions to the Chief Executive.  I know that Huntingdonshire residents have a keen interest in what the future holds for their local hospital, and I would encourage everyone to come along to this meeting.

"As we expect many members of the public to attend, we ask that all questions are submitted to us in advance of the meeting to enable us to convey as many of their views as we can.  These will be put to the Chief Executive by the Chairman of the Panel."

Members of the public are asked to submit their questions to the Chief Executive of Hinchingbrooke ahead of the meeting to democraticservices@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.

The meeting is at 7pm, tonight.