An MP will meet hospital chiefs today to discuss a watchdog’s report into standards at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

George Galloway, who represents Bradford West, is due to sit with senior officials at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Duckworth Lane, this evening.

He demanded an urgent meeting following the Care Quality Commission publishing a report into what inspectors found during unannounced visits to BRI in September and October last year.

The trust failed to meet national standards in four of six areas looked at by inspectors. It must now comply with an official warning to improve staffing by early March. Meanwhile, the chairman of Bradford Council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Mike Gibbons, said the report was concerning, particularly around staffing levels. “Those being absolutely fundamental to the running of any hospital or medical facility.

“We may be called upon to give a view as to if anything has gone wrong or not and what is being put in place to redress the situation,” he said.