RORY ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENTS TO ENGAGE WITH SIR BRUCE KEOGH’S NHS INVESTIGATIONS
Rory is encouraging interested constituents to engage in the forthcoming visit of Sir Bruce Keogh to Cumbria. The National Medical Director of the NHS will be visiting the county with a review team next week, and will be spending a few days meeting with members of the public to discuss their experiences and concerns regarding the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, and the Cumberland Infirmary – identified in Sir Bruce Keogh’s recent report as a persistent outlier on mortality indices.
On 7th May, the team will arrive at the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, and independent review panels will carry out rapid responsive reviews, observing the hospital in action. Panel members will also hold meetings with patients, members of the public, and staff in order to discuss the feedback and experiences of these groups. These visits will be followed up with unannounced visits to the Trusts.
The meetings with members of the public will be held on 7th May from 6-8pm at the Crown & Mitre Hotel, English Street, Carlisle and on the 8th May from 6-8pm at Whitehaven Civic Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria. These details will be advertised locally and on the NHS Choices website.
Rory said: “Constituents who wish to offer both positive and negative feedback to Sir Bruce are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet with him and relay their thoughts. This is an important platform to be heard, and to convey concerns to the National Medical Director, who values highly comments from members of the public.”