Hospital service cuts in spotlight
Healthcare funding and the future of hospital services will come under discussion during a public meeting at Scarborough Library on Friday night.
The meeting, which starts at 6pm, was organised following recent concerns about services being lost from Scarborough Hospital.
Leo McGrory, chairman of Scarborough and District Local Involvement Network (LINK), said the meeting would give people chance to hear from health chiefs and ask questions about the current situation.
There will also be chance to address the issues surrounding Malton minor injuries unit (MIU), which recently had its opening hours cut prompting a major campaign by residents.
Mr McGrory will chair the meeting and the speakers will be Patrick Crowley, chief executive of York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Simon Cox, chief operating officer for Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group and Scarborough’s MP Robert Goodwill. Ryedale LINK chairman, Sheila Miller, will be at the meeting and will be able to raise the MIU issue on behalf of patients.
Mr McGrory said one of the key issues under discussion will be funding inequalities. For example, the figures for 2012/13 show that in each patient with North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust received £1,477, compared to the Strategic Health Authority average of £1,690.
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