HEALTH minister Dan Poulter has agreed to meet city MPs to discuss their fears the long-awaited rebuilding of the Royal Liverpool Hospital could be cancelled.
Dr Poulter had initially rejected a request by Riverside MP Louise Ellman for an urgent meeting to confirm the project will go ahead.
Work is scheduled to start by the beginning of next April and completed by Christmas 2016, but city MPs are concerned the schedule will slip following the last cabinet reshuffle.
Yesterday Royal chief executive Aidan Kehoe said his team were working with the department of health and approval for the rebuilding “was expected before the New Year”.
Mrs Ellman originally wrote to health secretary Jeremy Hunt and Dr Poulter to raise concerns about the timescale of the rebuild.
After the initial meeting request was refused by Dr Poulter, Mrs Ellman said it was “extremely worrying”.