Destroying Bridlington Hospital Brick by Brick

Hidden proposals in the current “consultation” from York and Scarborough Hospital Trust and East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group will destroy hospital services say Bridlington Councillors Heslop-Mullens, Walker, Norman and Dealtry who have issued this joint press release to alert Bridlington residents.

At a recent meeting with Bridlington Staff, Simon Morritt Chief Executive of York and Scarborough Hospital Trust said, “What we are NOT doing is having a consultation. So, we are NOT consulting with the local population or partner organisations on options”. (Staff Briefing Session Wednesday, May 19, 2021)

“Healthy Bridlington?” Statement from Cross Party Councillors and Bridlington Health Forum

Whilst we welcome open and transparent consultation with all our residents, this sham “consultation” is far from it. It is a Marketing Tool to mislead people into accepting the loss of their hospital services.

Hidden amongst a few good ideas in the glossy document are proposals which will affect the quality of life of every resident which they are being asked to approve without full knowledge and involvement.

We, like all residents, understand that some health procedures have to be undertaken centrally but not everything. We’ve had promises made and broken, already lost so many of our local services along with loyal staff being moved to Scarborough. All at the cost of removing vital hospital health services from Bridlington.

So, what is in line for Bridlington Hospital? They want to use wards emptied by the Trust for GP surgeries and other services so that there will be no space left to reinstate secondary care like local consultant-led clinics.

We know that well-hidden details behind this plan will ruthlessly and irreversibly degrade our hospital. It is an administration cost saving exercise instead of meeting the needs of residents with essential local services.

Jean Wormwell, Chair of Bridlington Health Forum said “I welcome the involvement of this cross -party group of Councillors”. This consultation claims that positive discussions have been held with Councillors and Bridlington Health Forum. Our recollection is that we have challenged their plans and begged them to properly involve our residents. Our concerns and suggestions have been heard but not listened to, and these hidden cuts and sell-offs are being railroaded through. Please don’t be fooled, York Trust is abandoning Bridlington.”

We ask residents to complete the survey but to use the boxes in Sections 1 and 2 to reject the plan and call for open, honest and meaningful consultation with the full population.

The “consultation” which is available in paper form by phoning 01482 672156 or at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HealthyBridlington2021/

Our hospital has never been under greater threat and is being dismantled, brick-by-brick, service-cut by service-cut, surgical-case-by-surgical-case. If we do not fight now, it will be gone. Reject the plan.

The Councillor will be issuing an alternative survey.

For further information

Bridlington Health Forum email to: bridlingtonhealthforum@btinternet.com

Cllr Mike Heslop-Mullens 07859 109 003

Cllr Andy Walker 07734 756 735

Cllr Tim Norman 07380 400 298

Cllr Liam Dealtry 07905 874 278

Photo: Councillors defending Bridlington’s Hospital

Mike Heslop-Mullens

Councillor – Bridlington North

How to get your Alexa to work

Just Click on the Alexa button below. Login to your Amazon account (if you aren’t already) and click the button to “enable” the Skill.

Then you can say to your Alexa Speaker

“Play Bridlington Gold”

Its Here…!

How to get your Google Smart Speaker to work

Just ask your Google smart speaker to

“Talk to Bridlington Gold”

or

“Ask Bridlington Gold to Play”

Its Here…!

 

Tide Times

map

22 September 2021

Time Type Height
06:00 high 6.16m
12:32 low 0.85m
18:31 high 5.93m

23 September 2021

Time Type Height
00:39 low 1.27m

View full 7 day tide times.

Copyright 2021 © Tides Today. By using this data, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions


Bridlington
13°
Clear
06:4718:59 BST
ThuFriSat
19/13°C
22/14°C
19/14°C

Like Us On Facebook

Facebook Pagelike Widget



Share this News Story with others

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Sewerby Squirrels are back!

Sewerby Squirrels, the weekly sessions for Under 5s at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, are returning from Monday, 20 September, between 10am and 11.30am in the Orangery. The first session will

Read More »