Unite the Union

Unite the Union

November 21, 2007 07:12 ET

Unite Campaign to Save Bridlington's Cardiac Monitoring Unit Continues

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2007) - Unite the Union welcomes Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Trusts decision to install brand new state-of-the-art equipment at the Cardiac Monitoring Unit (CMU) in Bridlington Hospital.

However, this newly refurbished unit may not be at the hospital for much longer as it has been earmarked for closure and the union is campaigning to save the CMU's vital services.

Unite Regional Officer, Terry Cunliffe, said: "This state of the art equipment has the capability of serving the Cardiac Monitoring Unit at Bridlington Hospital for at least the next decade or more. Unfortunately the future of the unit is uncertain as it has been earmarked for closure.

"Unite has consistently said that the closure plans will put patient's lives at risk as they will have to travel further, 22 miles to Scarborough hospital, for emergency treatment. This new unit equipment is another reason why the union will continue its' campaign to keep the unit open."

This new equipment in the unit will assist the CMU staff to constantly observe the patients heart rate, rhythm and vital signs which are critical in caring for heart attack, angina, arrhythmia and chest pain patients who are admitted to the hospital.

Contact Information

  • Terry Cunliffe
    01924 371765 or 07776 202007
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761