The forum wants to hear residents’ views, experiences, and expectations of local healthcare as the NHS introduces its farthest-reaching changes in over a decade.
Health Forum chair, Dr Anthony Clarke, said “There are unacceptable gaps in local healthcare provision.
“We will be sharing our concerns with every NHS organisation planning and providing health services for Bridlington at a conference later in June. We need to ensure local needs are understood and planned for within the new NHS Integrated Care System, which goes live on Friday, July 1. We have asked our MP, Sir Greg Knight, if he will attend this vital meeting to plan and bid for improved local health services.
“There are plans to invest in 160 new Community Diagnostic Hubs nationally. These promise to revolutionise the way illness and poor health are detected and treated in future.
“We must ensure that Bridlington Hospital, serving East Riding of Yorkshire’s largest town and surrounding coastal communities, is considered as the ideal location for a Diagnostic Hub.
“NHS services in our town desperately need additional investment to provide local access to modern diagnostic services and to improve local healthcare.
“Please join us on Wednesday, June 1 to have your say on the future of our NHS services.
“If you are unable to attend then you can have your say on our Facebook group at https://fb.me/e/3yUFm06EI.”