New pharmacy to benefit West Hill

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The West Hill area of Bridlington is to get its own pharmacy following a three and a half year struggle with the NHS to get the go-ahead.

James Hesp, managing director of Meds Uk ltd, bought a vacant property on Bessingby Gate with the intention of opening up a new pharmacy which has been described as ‘essential to the West Hill area.’

James said: “We have had multiple failed attempts to get it off the ground.

“We have been at logger-heads with the NHS litigation authority – there were concerns regarding the viability of a pharmacy on Bessingby Gate.

“There was originally a plan to put a pharmacy in Bridlington Hospital and I have argued from day one that it would be better in the heart of Bridlington.

“But after three and a half years we have finally got there and it has been approved.”

Read the full report in this week’s Free Press.