Chance to quiz health bosses

High Peak residents will get the chance to quiz the new leaders of Stepping Hill Hospital and local community health services at a special event next week.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust chairman Gillian Easson and chief executive Ann Barnes will take part in a unique Question Time-style event, featuring a lively interactive session with the audience, followed by an open forum for questions.

Both are responsible for a £275 million annual budget and the treatment and care of 750,000 patients a year from across Stockport, Tameside, Glossop and parts of the High Peak.

The event will be held at the Pinewood Education Centre at Stepping Hill Hospital from 7pm on Monday.

Part of the hour-long session will use Who Wants to be a Millionaire-style electronic key pads to gather people’s views.

Communications Manager Helen O’Brien said: “We’ve planned the event to be as informative and interesting, as well as fun and interactive, as possible.”

To book a place, call 0161 419 5847 or e-mail