Scarborough Hospital: a picture recap of the latest events that have made the headlines
As the hunt for a new boss continues, here's 8 pictures to remind you of the key eventsÂ that have shaped the future of the town's hospital.
By The Newsroom
Friday, 18th January 2019, 10:26 am
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 11:15 am
Scarborough Hospital: a picture recap of the major events making the headlines
From the two public meetings at the Royal Hotel to the Â£40 million funding announcement for Scarborough's A&E ... here's everything that's happened in the last few months.
It was standing room only at the two public meetings at the Royal Hotel. There were rumours about the potential downgrade of Scarborough Hospital and trust representatives were left in no doubt as to how residents felt about it.
Following the two tumultuous meetings, Chief Executive Mike Proctor said the aim of the review had been 'misunderstood' and that the trust had no intention to downgrade the emergency department.
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In November, Mr Proctor said Scarborough Hospital was among the list of 'unavoidably small hospitals', hospitals that serve remote areas of the country whose services need to be protected.
12 new physician associates join the workforce at York and Scarborough hospitals. Their role includes taking a patient's history, making a simple diagnosis, carrying out some physical examinations and developing treatment plans.
Parking fees for hospital staff could go from 15.50 per month to more than 36. It's part of the trust's plans to bring fees in line with those at York Hospital but unions say the move will hit those 'who have no options but to use their cars'.
'The news we've been waiting for' Scarborough's A&E department gets a 40 million boost. York Trust says the move will attract more staff and reduce waiting times for patients. Works to upgrade the unit will start in 2020.
At one minute past midnight on January 1 Scarborough Hospital sees the arrival of Millie Straker. Dad Jamie said she is probably 'the first in the country'.
It's been an eventful few months for Scarborough Hospital. A new CEO is expected to be appointed 'in the coming weeks' and work on the services review continues.