Bridlington resident Jayne Phoenix has taken over the running of “Save Bridlington Hospital “ campaign from long serving chairman Mick Pilling.
Mick had signalled for some time that, due to ill-health, he needed to hand over the reins of the campaign to someone else.
Jayne said: “We all owe Mick a huge debt of gratitude for his eﬀorts over many years to fight for a decent hospital service in Bridlington.”
“We will continue to ﬁght
for services that the people of Bridlington actually need – not just those that York and
Scarborough NHS Hospital Trust decides will ﬁt into its plan.”
Residents want a proper hospital on their door-step.”
A recent independent survey received over 1,000 replies,with the vast majority backing keeping the hospital and bringing more services back.
“Bridlington Hospital deserves investment. If it can be done in York, Malton, Whitby and Scarborough, then Bridlington Hospital deserves more than a lick of paint.”
Jayne has hit the ground running and has launched a petition to ‘Save Bridlington Hospital’ and bring back the lost services.
Mick Pilling who was a figurehead of the original Save Bridlington Hospiatl campaign said: “I am happy to hand over the campaign to Jayne.”
In 2008 Mick received the Bridlington un-sung Hero Award at a The Pride of Bridlington ceremony in recognition of hos services to the town.
Pictured: Mick handing over to Jayne outside Bridlington Hospital. Photo by ER Lib Dem’s.