Members of the public are being invited to tell the chief inspector of hospitals about the care provided at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The call from professor Sir Mike Richards comes as the trust which manages the hospital, Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust, is being re-inspected to review improvements it has made to services since last year.

Sir Mike said: "The inspections are designed to provide people with a clear picture of the quality of the services in their local hospital, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting the many hospitals providing good and excellent care."

The inspection panel will talk to doctors, nurses, hospital managers and patients at the trust but are looking to hear the views of the people who have received care at the hospital, or anyone who wants to share information.

"This will help us plan our inspection, and so help us focus on the things that really matter to people who depend on this service.

"This is your opportunity to tell the team what you think, and make a difference to the NHS services in the local area," added Sir Mike.

To ensure the views of patients and the local community are heard an open event is being held on October 20 at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon, from 6pm.

People are being encouraged to attend the event to tell the team about their experiences of care from the past year, to say where they would like to see improvements made in the future as well as find out more about the inspection.

The inspection team will be looking at eight key services as a part of their inspection including accident and emergency, medical care, surgery and end of life care that are currently rated as requiring improvement.

To find out more about the listening events go to www.cqc.org.uk/content/listening-event-hinchingbrooke-health-care-nhs-trust