CCG welcomes funding boost for Scarborough Hospital

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has welcomed a £40 million funding boost to upgrade Scarborough Hospital’s emergency department. The money will be used to create a Combined Emergency Assessment Unit, which will help staff assess patients more quickly and make sure they get the right type of treatment sooner. Part of a [...]

Assurances over Scarborough Hospital future

You may have seen recent social media posts or heard rumours about the future of Scarborough Hospital. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and East Riding CCG, working under the auspices of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, are undertaking an independent review of the configuration of Scarb [...]

Keep infections at bay – health bosses call on patients with flu or norovirus to stay away from hospital

The local NHS in Scarborough and Ryedale is calling on residents and communities for help to prevent the spread of winter infections. An outbreak of influenza or norovirus in hospital could have serious consequences for patients who are already poorly and can lead to entire wards being shut down and quarantined, putting an additional strain on NHS [...]

New team to help people living with cancer

A new national initiative to improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer has seen the introduction of a Macmillan Recovery Package Project team at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has invested £260,000 to fund the project for three years to roll out a series of key interventions which, [...]

Changes to maternity service at Scarborough Hospital

From 1 April 2017 the midwifery-led unit (MLU) at Scarborough Hospital will be combined with the hospital’s main maternity unit. Women will still be able to have a midwifery-led birth in Scarborough Hospital as all of the maternity services currently offered will continue to be available. Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital N [...]

Hospital shuttle bus trial to end

A hospital shuttle bus service will be withdrawn later this month because not enough passengers are using it. East Riding of Yorkshire Council stepped in to trial a replacement daily service between the hospitals in Bridlington and Scarborough in July last year, with a number of partners, including the Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning [...]

Patients urged to choose ‘right care, first time’ and ease winter pressures on Accident and Emergency departments

Patients in Scarborough and Ryedale are being urged to choose the “right care first time” to help ease winter pressures in hospital accident and emergency departments. Exceptionally high demand for services in Scarborough A&E over the New Year period led to many patients waiting longer than usual to be seen. Clinicians say some of the patients [...]