Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be hosting a public meeting to discuss NHS reforms on Wednesday 3 April 2013 at St. Mary’s & St. Cuthbert’s Parish Centre on Church Chare, Chester-le-Street.

The meeting will begin at 6pm and Mr. Jones will be joined by Tony Waites and Sue Jacques, the Chairman and Chief Executive of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr. Jones said, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to hold this meeting so my constituents can find out more about changes to the NHS in our area. As the Chair and Chief Executive of the local NHS Trust, Tony and Sue will be at the forefront of the changes in County Durham, and I am very grateful that they have agreed to join me at this meeting.

“I would encourage any of my constituents who have any concerns or queries about the impact of NHS reforms to come along to the meeting.”

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital, community and health and well-being services for a population of around 600,000.

The Trust provides acute hospital services at University Hospital of North Durham and Darlington Memorial Hospital, and a range of planned services at Bishop Auckland Hospital. It also offers services at Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Sedgefield, Weardale (Stanhope) and Richardson (Barnard Castle) community hospitals, and at around 60 other premises and in patients’ homes.