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Bridlington Hospital To Temporarily Postpone Planned Surgery

Bridlington Hospital To Temporarily Postpone Planned Surgery

Published by Karen Liu at 10:21am 18th March 2020.

Bridlington Hospital has temporarily postponed planned surgery.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, which runs both Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals, said:

"As the Chief Medical Officer has stated, NHS services are likely to come under intense pressure as the Coronavirus spreads, and we need to ensure that we have as many beds available as possible to care for patients with severe respiratory problems when the number of infections peaks.

Therefore, in line with well-established plans for situations like this, every hospital in England has now been asked to suspend all non-urgent elective operations from 15 April for at least three months, with some other procedures likely to be rescheduled before then so we can train our staff and adapt certain areas. 

On this basis, planned surgery at Bridlington has been temporarily postponed in line with national guidance and our staff have been redeployed to support clinical care at Scarborough Hospital where we are providing acute care.

Urgent and emergency cases and cancer treatments will be carrying on as normal, but we know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried, and we will be contacting everyone affected as soon as possible.”


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