16 March 2007
Philip Hammond MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions will visit Pershore with Harriett Baldwin, Conservative Party Parliamentary Candidate for West Worcestershire on Monday, March 19th 2007 at 11am.

He will first visit Cllr Martin Jennings, Leader of the Conservative-controlled Wychavon District Council, to congratulate the Wychavon team on winning "Best Council in the Country" at this week's council "Oscars".

He will then tour the Pitts Tucker GP practice on the ground floor of the new Pershore hospital, before seeing the new community hospital itself.

Philip Hammond said, "I am really interested to see how Wychavon District Council helped to deliver a new GP surgery and community hospital in partnership with the GP practice, PCT and with the Friends of Pershore Hospital. It is an innovative approach from a Conservative-controlled council which has justifiably been given this outstanding award by its peers."