East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight says healthcare provision should not be cut in Bridlington.
The MP’s comments follow news that the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is beginning a consultation on re-configuring some healthcare services in East Yorkshire. The CCG claims that these changes are aimed at improving services, not cutting costs. However one option being considered would see the Minor Injuries Unit at Bridlington Hospital and some beds being scrapped.
Sir Greg said: “I have not come across one person who is in favour of these cuts at Bridlington. They are not desirable to anybody”.
“Minor Injuries Units deal with patients who do not need to go to A&E and are a crucial part of the healthcare provision in the area. Without the local MIU many patients could be forced to unnecessarily travel a greater distance”.
“I urge all residents who, like me, are concerned about these changes to make representations to the CCG before this consultation closes on 17th January 2017”.
A decision on the matter is expected in March 2017. Members of the public who wish to let their view be known should visit: www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/urgentcare