The National Audit Office is investigating the transfer of services from Crawley Hospital to East Surrey.
About 18 months ago Alan Milburn, apparently at the instigation of our MP, called a delegation to his office asking us to put the case for a new hospital in Crawley and the retention of existing services at the old hospital in the meantime. As a result of this meeting he set up a review body to look into the matter of the health needs of the whole area. This body was set up towards the end of 2000, with instructions to report back by the end of 2001. It is in fact having its last meeting, at which, presumably, the report back will be made, on 31 January this year.