East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has given his backing to Bridlington Hospital and praised all who work there, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary calling it a ‘highly valued local asset’.

Sir Greg said: “This hospital was opened under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and is a relatively modern building. It is hugely valued by local people who want more healthcare services in their local community not at further-flung regional hospitals.”

“Despite taking some knocks over the years I am confident that the hospital will continue to serve the people of Bridlington and the surrounding areas for the next 30 years and I intend to continue to raise the importance of this facility to our community”.

Sir Greg revealed that he has invited the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP to visit Bridlington Hospital in its anniversary year and is hoping that the Minister will visit the town later this year.