A health watchdog is urging patients to give their views about services at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

The views and experiences will help the Care Quality Commission (CQC) decide what to look at when they inspect Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust next month.

The trust is among the first to be inspected and given an overall rating under radical changes which have been introduced by CQC and the formal inspection starts on July 8.

Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards said: “Of course we will be talking to doctors and nurses, hospital managers and patients in the hospitals.

“But it is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have had care at the trust, or anyone who wants to share information with us.”

The inspectors will host a listening event at 6.30pm on July 8, at the Gujarat Hindu Society Centre in South Meadow Lane, Preston.