Amicus the Union

Amicus the Union

April 03, 2007 13:21 ET

Amicus to continue Campaign to keep Bridlington Hospital open

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2007) - Amicus is today welcoming Scarborough and NE Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trusts decision not to downgrade Bridlington Hospital to community status which would have meant the loss of its' emergency care admissions.

Amicus Regional Officer, Terry Cunliffe, said:

"This is a victory for the local community and staff at the hospital as the plans to downgrade Bridlington Hospital would have been a disaster. We welcome the independent review of all these vital services.

"This result is the culmination of a hard fought campaign by Amicus to retain these services. The reps have worked extremely hard to reverse the trusts decision and months of hard work have stopped any unit closures."

The union argued that it is critical that acute medical services need to be retained at Bridlington Hospital to ensure the 37,000 people the hospital serves have a 24 hour hospital.

Amicus is also welcoming the Trust's decision to reinstate the Minor Injury Unit from 9am-9pm back to 24 hours a day. The Trust has now called for an independent review of the hospitals Acute Medical Admissions ward, Minor Injury Unit and Cardiac Monitoring Unit.

Terry Cunliffe added: "There are still issues that are unresolved and Amicus will continue to campaign for the retention and improvement of services on the Bridlington site."


Contact Information

  • Amicus Regional Officer
    Terry Cunliffe
    01924 371765 / 07776 202007
    Amicus Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 / 07980 224761