THE petition to save eight beds at Bordon's Chase Community Hospital is set to arrive at East Hampshire District Council for debate this week.

The ongoing campaign falls amid the public engagement events, outlining the ideas the SHIP Primary Care Trust Cluster (for Southampton, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth) has proposed to make the hospital more viable.

Members of the public were able to quiz NHS representatives at last Tuesday's North East Hampshire Community Forum, which saw Lindford Village Hall filled to capacity with residents concerned about the future of the hospital.

For full story, see this week's Bordon Herald.