STAFF at Townlands Hospital were unable to attend a public meeting about services at the new
STAFF at Townlands Hospital were unable to attend a public meeting about services at the new £16 million “health campus” because there were no spaces left.
Last night’s event at Phyllis Court was organised by the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group as part of a five-week consultation process but it limited the number of people able to attend to about 100.
A healthcare assistant at the hospital, who didn’t want to be named, complained to the Henley Standard.
She said: “I called up and they told me it was fully booked. I said ‘how many people can you take?’ and they said ‘up to 100’. I’m angry — there are lots of other staff who want to go but can’t because it’s full.”
Before the meeting, a commissioning group spokeswoman said: “We will be holding discussion groups to gather detailed feedback from members of the public. We will be seating people in groups around tables set far enough apart to enable people to express their views and for others to hear what is being said.
“We will be making written recordings of the discussions as part of the consultation. Limiting the numbers to 100 feels the best way to enable us to give those attending the opportunity to express their views and for us to accurately record the discussion and feedback.”