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Letter: Urgent care centre is a concern

There are concerns about the urgent care centre proposed for Bridlington Hospital.
There are concerns about the urgent care centre proposed for Bridlington Hospital.

We hear about Bridlington Hospital and two others being changed from emergency care centres to urgent care centres. That might seem good with updated care, but is it?

The only improvement is a doctor at the unit. But it is only GP grade, some nurses are as qualified as one of them, fair comment and anyway they will still have to go to an A&E hospital in an ambulance on rotten roads. It still is 30 miles to Hull and 17 miles to Scarborough and the same to York while being ill.

There should be a facility in Bridlington for major ill in the resort without travel far way, and they should not pretend that fact. Bridlington needs a casualty department with a consultant. The same for the other two changed priority as well.

The only way would be for residents to write to their MP urging them to take the matter up. We must remember that in the summertime many, and I mean many, come to Bridlington for their holidays from West Yorkshire as well as other places for a few weeks at a time and do every year, that is on top of whoever lives there who are mostly retired.

The change could seem great but it is not, many of the old services are still there, called another name. Let’s face the fact, Hornsea is closing and Withernsea is down graded is that an improvement? It worries me coming to any of the resorts.

David Treacher

Nelson Road, Hull