Send us your questions about the future of Bridlington Hospital

Bridlington Hospital Scene Setters'NBFP PA1312-5b'Hospital Entrance
Bridlington Hospital Scene Setters'NBFP PA1312-5b'Hospital Entrance

As it is announced that the manager of Bridlington Hospital has left her post, the Free Press wants to hear your questions about the future of Bridlington Hospital.

Hazel Rees, who took up her post in June, has now returned to her former position in Scarborough leaving the hospital without a manager.

This comes only a week after it was announced that the York NHS Foundation Trust plan to close the kitchens at the hospital and bring in chilled meals from York. Another health trust, the Humber Foundation Trust, is also currently consulting on removing 12 inpatient beds on Buckrose Ward from the hospital.

So now we want you to send us any questions you may have about the direction Bridlington Hospital is taking - and we will put them to the chief executive of the York NHS Foundation Trust.

Bridlington MP Greg Knight is backing our campaign to open up a public dialogue with hospital bosses, and put an end to uncertainty over the hospital’s future.

He said: “I would warmly welcome the Free Press launching an open dialogue between the public and the trust.

“It can be difficult for people to attend public meetings about health issues for a number of reasons, so to give people the opportunity to ask questions through the pages of your newspaper is a fantastic idea.

“I am concerned about what appears to be a lack of strategic thinking at the hospital. While a new manager may come in and replace Hazel Rees and be as enthusiastic and committed to Bridlington as she was, for her to leave as it is announced that the kitchens are closing - and although it is a different trust, the situation on Buckrose Ward - it is concerning.

“I will be writing to the trust to seek certain assurances over services at Bridlington Hospital.”