The chairman of Milton Keynes University Hospital joined the Concrete Cattlemen as guest speaker this month.

Simon Lloyd spoke about plans to have the hospital rated outstanding as he promised patient safety is always put first.

He told a packed Galloways of Woburn restaurant: “Thank you very much for a very fine lunch and for inviting me” before adding: “Patient safety is hugely important and we put that before anything else. Next is patient experience and finance comes last.

“At the end of the day, I don’t think anyone is going to let the hospital go bust, they may fine me but nothing beats saving lives.”

The lunch included a starter of Poached Pear and Soup of the Day with the main being a classic Bangers and Mash for meat eaters and the Harissa Parcel for vegetarians.

The Concrete Cattlemen meet every month for lunch to share knowledge and experiences with the local leaders of businesses in and around Milton Keynes.

Last month MK’s Poet Laureate Mark Niel performed for the Concrete Cattlemen to entertain them over a delicious lunch.

Other former speakers include Lady Mary Archer, Dame Cleo Laine, Edwina Currie, Sir Ian McGeechan, Neil Black MBE, Sir Edward Tompkins, Budge Rogets OBE and last year MP of MK South, Iain Stewart.

Alastair Brooks, Co-founder and Chairman of the Concrete Cattlemen Club said: “Our members include former speakers plus leading figures in the business world of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

“We are grateful to Galloways of Woburn, our current home, for looking after us with such attentive hospitality.”

Restaurant owner Pam and her sister Mona have been hard at work renovating the restaurant’s 17th century building to bring comfort, style and class to the restaurant.

This week, Galloways of Woburn will celebrate its first birthday under the new ownership of Pam and Ash. They will be giving away a free glass of bubbly for every guest who dines with them this week! To book, call 01525 290496 or click here.