Amicus-AEEU

Amicus-AEEU

November 06, 2006 11:17 ET

AMICUS TO KEEP CAREFUL EYE ON THE FUTURE OF BRIDLINGTON HOSPITAL

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 06, 2006) - Amicus union has responded with caution to NHS Trust, Chief Executive, Iain McInnes' statement on the future of Bridlington Hospital.

The union feared that the Scarborough and NE Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust was planning to remove emergency services from Bridlington Hospital and downgrade the hospital.

On Friday 3rd November, Mr McInnes stated that there would be a hospital in Scarborough for the foreseeable future, with a 24 hour A&E department.

Amicus has however stated that it intends to keep a careful eye on the hospital's progress and will continue to campaign at the highest level for improvements in services. Particularly for the retention of Maternity services at Bridlington as well as at Whitby and Malton. The union will also continue to campaign for the retention of Acute and Cardiac services at Bridlington Hospital.

Amicus Regional Officer, Terry Cunnliffe says,

"We intend to keep a careful eye on the hospital's progress and will continue to campaign at the highest level for jobs and improvements in services. Amicus will be campaigning to retain Maternity services at Bridlington as well as at Whitby and Malton. The union will also continue to campaign to ensure that Acute and Cardiac services remain at Bridlington Hospital for the future."



Contact Information

  • Amicus Press Office
    Ciaran Naidoo
    07768 931 315