HEALTH chiefs will give an update on Oxford's community hospital today.

Oxfordshire's Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny committee meets at County Hall, Oxford, at 10am, with the City Community Hospital one of the items on the agenda.

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The 12-bed ward in Headington was temporarily closed in May on safety grounds, due to staff shortages.

David Walker, chair of Oxford Health, promised an update on the 'steps being taken by the Trust to recruit sufficient staff to enable the ward to be reopened safely' in a letter to committee chair Arash Fatemian.