New NHS funding announced

THE NHS trust that runs Bridlington Hospital has been awarded £26.7m in government funding.

It is not yet clear how much, if any, of the funding will come directly to Bridlington, but Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, said: “I want NHS patients across Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and Bridlington to get the best care and treatment. This will mean that more patients across Scarborough and North East Yorkshire will benefit from the latest world-class equipment.”

It is expected that much of the funding will finance the building of a new paediatric unit at Scarborough Hospital.

The money is part of £330m that the government has made available to the NHS in England.