A few interesting facts about the Independent (ahem!) Reconfiguration Review Panel

Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS

On Thursday 23rd February, Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee chickened out of referring the hospital cuts plans to the Secretary of State for Health, despite the clear grounds – and arguably their duty – for doing this.

In contrast, Lincolnshire Scrutiny Committee has had the good sense to refer the overnight closure of Grantham A&E to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health (and failed Marmalade salesperson – as Save Grantham A&E campaigner Sarah Stock pointed out.)

Mr Hunt has in turn asked the Independent Reconconfiguration Review Panel to investigate the A&E closure.

Cue general rejoicing among Save Grantham A&E campaigners, followed by the more sober question: Do you have faith in Jeremy Hunt to sort it out?

Do you have faith in Hunt to sort it out?.pngChair of Independent Reconfiguration Review Panel is Tory peer and PricewaterhouseCooper adviser

The Chair of the Independent Reconconfiguration Review Panel is the Tory peer, Lord Ribeiro  – one of 200…

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