KNIGHT SEEKS FURTHER INFORMATION ON ‘TEMPORARY WARD CLOSURE’ AT BRIDLINGTON HOSPITAL

Bridlington’s MP Sir Greg Knight said he was seeking ‘further information’ from the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who have decided to temporarily close Waters Ward at Bridlington Hospital.

Sir Greg said: “If this closure is truly of a temporary nature due to recruitment pressures then this is disappointing. However I am concerned to see that this is not an excuse to permanently remove staff and close the ward.

He added: “I am extremely dissatisfied that the Trust has not been in contact with me to explain or justify what they are doing before now and I am urgently seeking reassurances that this ward will re-open as soon as possible”.