I WAS rather saddened to read your report of the meeting about Hinchingbrooke Hospital (March 21) which appears to question why elected councillors are involved in this issue and then go on to denigrate the councillors by making some rather cheap and sill
I WAS rather saddened to read your report of the meeting about Hinchingbrooke Hospital (March 21) which appears to question why elected councillors are involved in this issue and then go on to denigrate the councillors by making some rather cheap and silly comments about Janet and John.
I am not at all clear whether the article was meant to be informative or an early April Fool's tale.
Either way, it does not do your paper any credit.
County councillors didn't ask to be involved in scrutinising the NHS but Parliament gave us the task. We do this on top of our normal ward work and trying to have an external life as well.
Finally, I was visiting my mother in Devon, something organised some time before this examination came along.
Cllr GEOFFREY HEATHCOCK, Lib Dem lead member for health, Shire Hall, Cambridge
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- 4 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 5 Sir John Major to answer questions at Infected Blood Inquiry
- 6 Garden railway raises money for 3 Pillars
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- 8 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
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* Editor's note: The point the article was making was that these councillors should be supporting Hinchingbrooke Hospital, not declaring that it has a bleak future without seeming able to understand how the recovery plan has been put together.
The people of Huntingdonshire want their hospital, want to know they can get the treatment they need, whether it is at Hinchingbrooke or in a GP surgery, and do not want to lose out to Cambridge yet again.
This is a stance The Hunts Post supports and will continue to support.
If county councillors are to be involved in the NHS, it would be worth their finding out a bit more about the workings of the organisation. The last thing the staff at Hinchingbrooke want to hear is councillors telling them their hospital has no future.