Delight as around 1,000 people complete independent survey on the future of Bridlington Hospital
An independent survey focusing on Bridlington Hospital services has sparked a huge response from town residents.
The survey, created by the Bridlington Health Forum and a cross-party group of East Riding Councillors, was devised to help people get their views across and showcase what is important to them.
The councillors and forum believe that a recent study looking at the future of the hospital does not address their concerns so decided to create their own survey.
Close to 1,000 people have filled in the form so far, which has pleased the forum and councillors.
Councillor Mike Heslop-Mullens said he was delighted with the response to the survey and is urging residents to complete it before the deadline on Monday, July 5.
He said: “There has been a tremendous response to the press release and survey with around 1,000 responses having been received – and there are still days to go before the survey period officially closes.
“We look forward to achieving a greater number by that time.
“The determination of Bridlington residents to ensure that our hospital is retained, and not just a minor injuries unit with care facility for recovering patients and a couple of surgeries, is abundantly clear.”
“This survey is very different to the ‘Big Healthy Link Up’ recently issued by East Riding’s CCG. This version helps residents to say what really matters to them.”
Councillor Tim Norman said: “Your opinions are what really matter on the future of health care for Bridlington and the surrounding district.”
Councillor Andy Walker added: “Local councillors from every Bridlington Ward have joined together and have produced this very easy to complete, but really important, survey.
“We are not asking for names, ages or any personal information – just what matters to them.”
Go to surveyhero.com/c/53cc3655 to fill in the form.
People can read more about the proposed plans for Bridlington by visiting healthybridlington.co.uk.