Save our hospital: A&E under threat

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Patients in the Scarborough area are facing the frightening prospect of a future without an overnight A&E department in a series of money-saving suggestions.

A document drawn up by consultants KPMG, on behalf of primary care trust NHS North Yorkshire and York, contains a number of worrying possibilities, including the downgrading of maternity services, centralising emergency general surgery in York from Scarborough, and running Scarborough’s A&E department in “daylight hours” only.

Health bosses at both the primary care trust and York NHS Trust have emphasised that these discussions are at a very early stage, and no decisions have been made.

 

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