HOSPITAL boss Jim Birrell has urged Burnley residents to give their views on East Lancashire Hosptials NHS Trust.

The organisation has been in special measures since July, and its ‘Tell Ellie’ public engagment initiative is seen as a key part of its improvement plan.

The engagement campaign trailer will be in St James Street on Monday from 10am to 2pm.

Mr Birrell, the hospitals’ interim chief executive, said: “Ellie (which stands for East Lancashire Listens, Involves and Engages) will make it much easier for the public to get involved with the trust.

“We really wanted to make our engagement campaign as clear and accessible as possible so it is supported by a short film featuring ‘Ellie’ that people can watch online explaining what we are doing, why we are doing it and how people can give us their views in the way in which services are run in their trust.

“We really want to instil a sense of ownership – the trust belongs to the people in the local area so we want to hear from you and we will respond to your suggestions and comments. People can phone, write or contact us through our website and social media platforms but I’d really encourage the public to get involved.”

If you cannot attend you can still take part by visiting