THE future of Amersham Hospital is to be raised in Parliament next week by the town's MP.

Cheryl Gillan has called for an Adjournment Debate to discuss ways of preventing proposed cuts at the Whielden Street hospital being made.

Up to 40 per cent of clinics face being axed due to a lack of funding.

And Mrs Gillan said the main purpose of the debate was to ask for more money to keep services at Amersham.

She told the Bucks Free Press: “Our hospital services are suffering very badly in Buckinghamshire because of underfunding.

“It has a large deficit and we are seeing major changes to the way in which services are being delivered, and it's the speed they are having having to be changed that worries me.

“The problem is the way in which the resources for our health services are allocated and being squeezed.”

Bucks MPs Paul Goodman, Dominic Grieve and David Lidington are also set to attend the meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Mrs Gillan said: “We are hopefully all going to have a chance to speak.”

She added constituents in Amersham and Chesham had been raising concerns about the hospital's future “all the time”.

The hospital was discussed by members of Chiltern District Council on Tuesday night, with councillors admitting there was confusion about which services would be cut.

Cllr Noel Brown, the council's cabinet member for health, said he had heard 60 per cent of clinics were to remain - but 50 per cent were to go.

The council's deputy chairman Derek Lacey said: "They say some of the clinics aren't attended that well, but whenever I have been to Amersham Hospital I have never seen less than 20 people waiting so where these figures come from, I don't know."