Patient Power

Interested in the changing world of social care and health?

On 15 February, the Council’s scrutiny committee responsible for these areas is meeting to look at a range of topical issues, including:

  • The future of services at George Eliot Hospital
  • Plans to modernise the West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • How Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust is trying to achieve Foundation Status
  • Social care updates on dementia services, staffing capacity and local accounts
  • Health updates on Warwickshire LINk and the Local HealthWatch pathfinder programme

The agenda and papers for the meeting can be downloaded here.

There will be 30 minutes at the beginning for public questions. So if you’d like to ask Councillors anything about Social Care and/or Health services in Warwickshire, please do come along.

If possible, please send your questions through in advance to Ann Mawdsley –

Adult Social Care and Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Wednesday 12 February 2012, 10am

Committee Room 2, Shire Hall, Warwick

Closure of hospital ward under scrutiny

The recent decision by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) to close Birch Ward at Rugby St Cross Hospital will come under the spotlight this week.

Councillors from both Warwickshire County Council and Rugby Borough Council will be meeting on Friday 16 December to consider how this decision has been reached.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. If you’d like to put forward a question to Andy Hardy, the Chief Executive of UHCW, please send these to by the end of the day on Wednesday 14 December.

This will be a special joint scrutiny meeting of Warwickshire’s Adult Social Care and Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Rugby’s Customer & Partnerships Committee – for more information on these committees, please click on the links.

When and where

Time: 2.00pm

Date: 16 December 2011

Venue: Council Chamber, Rugby Borough Council offices, Evereux Way, Rugby

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