Hospitals meeting with local health bosses

Bridlington North Library'PAGER Health Conference'PA1120-12'Bob Murden, Mike Proctor (chief exec Scar Trust), Jean Wormwell, Matthew Groom (assistant dir ER PCT)
Bridlington North Library'PAGER Health Conference'PA1120-12'Bob Murden, Mike Proctor (chief exec Scar Trust), Jean Wormwell, Matthew Groom (assistant dir ER PCT)

QUESTIONS about the future of Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals were raised and answered at a meeting organised by the group Pager.

Dozens of people packed out North Bridlington Library to pose their questions to the chief executive of the Scarborough NHS Trust, Mike Proctor, as well as James Hayward, director of facilities, Matthew Groom, assistant locality manager for the PCT, and Yvonne Rhodes and Lesley Dearing from social services.

Pager secretary Jean Wormwell said that the event last Tuesday had been very informative.

“A lot of people got to ask their questions and Mike Proctor made it very clear just what is happening regarding the merger between Scarborough and York hospitals – which will affect Bridlington Hospital,” she said.

“He is very, very keen on developing services at Bridlington Hospital, I think he is taking that as a challenge.

“People were asking about the cardiac services, but it is pretty obvious that we have moved on and we can’t go back.

“It is very sad that we have lost that unit because the League of Friends gave a lot of money to it, but we have to look forwards now.”

Jean said that all the speakers were ‘very interesting’ and answered all the questions put forward as best they could.

She said that Mr Proctor is keen to meet with the Bridlington public again to keep them updated with the progress of the proposed merger and another meeting is set to take place in September.