A SOCIAL enterprise say they are ready to begin delivering services at the Minor Injuries and GP Units at Bridlington Hospital.
Hull based not-for-profit company City Health Care Partnership CIC are set to take over the new integrated service for three years on October 1, following a formal tender process by NHS East Riding of Yorkshire.
A spokesperson for the Partnership said that it is “extremely well placed” to provide the new service, as they currently run GP services at four Hull based practices, as well as providing care from two Minor Injury and Ailment units based at Bransholme Health Centre, and the Freedom Centre, on Preston Road in Hull.
Dr Gina Palumbo, the chairperson of East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “CHCP’s bid demonstrated the clear evidence of how their clinical approach to integrating services at Bridlington Hospital will benefit local patients.
“The organisation has a strong track record of providing similar high quality health care services in our area. I know that CHCP is looking forward to working closely with staff, patients and local clinicians to make sure the new integrated service is a success.
“I particularly want to thank PAGER and East Riding of Yorkshire Local Involvement Network (ERYLINk) for their valuable patient-focused input into the tender process.”
Andrew Burnell, chief executive at the City Healthcare Partnership, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the new integrated service at Bridlington Hospital.
“We pride ourselves in delivering high quality health care services to people in Hull and the East Riding and currently provide a number of health services in the East Riding area – including sexual health services, smoking cessation and dentistry.
“The new integrated GP surgery and minor injuries service is a natural fit for the organisation and we cannot wait to get started.”
NHS East Riding and the Partnership are now working with the current providers, the recently merged York Foundation NHS Trust who runs the Minor Injuries Unit at Bridlington and Wolds View Surgery who run the GR Access Surgery, and are offering current staff a TUPE transfer to another role once they assume control of the service.
As a co-owned business with a “social purpose at the heart of the organisation”, the City Healthcare Partnership say that it is committed to reinvesting surplus money directly back into staff, the services provided and the local community.