We reported in the January Ad Lib that Lib Dems put a question to Fareham Council calling for the return of bus services to Fareham Community Hospital.
Patients from Stubbington and Hill Head are increasingly being directed there.
We’re pleased to note that Fareham MP Suella Fernandes is on board, with a petition calling for hospital buses.
Jim Forrest asked Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage – now a health minister- to back her colleague’s campaign. Ms Dinenage replied that she would give what support she can, but that any help to the bus company would have to come from councils.
Jim also raised concerns about waiting times for appointments at the local surgery, and time taken to answer phone calls. The MP suggested that concerns should be raised with the Care Quality Commission at www.cqc.org.uk
** More on buses – we’ve asked if the 21/21A route can be gritted in snowy and icy weather.