Chairman of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
(HOSC) for Yorkshire and the Humber, Councillor John Illingworth, said: "At this summit we are hopeful that the issues which resulted in the temporary closure will be fully addressed and that these critically important services will be immediately restored."
Councillors on the health overview and scrutiny committee
have legal powers to hold NHS organisations to account for the work they do and any major changes.
The county council's care and wellbeing overview and scrutiny committee
met to discuss the issue following concerns reportedly voiced by North East Ambulance Service staff, that their vehicles were being turned away from the hospital.
The report has been produced by Durham County Council's Safer and Stronger Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Two members of Cheshire West and Chester Council's Executive will take questions at the next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee
on October 8.
Coun Joe Clifford branded the hospital "very impressive" after leading the health overview and scrutiny committee
on a tour of the pounds 400m state-of-the-art site.
In a formal response to the health overview and scrutiny committee
, Mrs McCorry-Rice states: "We anticipate matters will not be concluded before April."
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel was asked by the Yorkshire and Humber Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
(HOSC) to look at the "inadequate consultation with the Joint HOSC".
Coun Jan Blakey, chair of the Children and Young People's Overview and Scrutiny Committee
, said: "County Durham has 43 Sure Start Children's Centres and 17 outreach centres and there is a lot of good work being carried out there and we have seen evidence of many families of who have benefited from the services Sure Start provides.
Warwickshire County Council's health overview and scrutiny committee
visited the hospital in Walsgrave.
Conservative councillor Chris Blakeley, who saw the protest, said last night: "It was clear that the feeling was running very high." The protesters filed into the special meeting of the Culture, Tourism and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee
, forcing the meeting to be moved from a regular committee room and into the council chamber.
A Birmingham City Council health overview and scrutiny committee
report, leaked to The Birmingham Post, attacked the plans.