Beverley. Saturday 24th August 10am Swinemoor Lane HU17 0FA.
Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire activists will be joining Friends of Beverley Hospital in their “Circle of Care” event next Saturday morning (10am) as local residents seek answers regarding the current crisis that has beset the brand new state of the art hospital.
“Poor leadership from the Trust’s management has resulted in the Care Quality Commission shutting 2/3rds of the beds at the hospital due to patient safety concerns. This has resulted in cancelled treatment and caused pressure to build in other parts of our local NHS”, said Theresa Vaughan who is the Secretary of Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire.
“This situation is in no way, shape or form the fault of the dedicated NHS staff. The report underlined fundamental flaws in management which saw little or no provision of appropriate training for health professionals moving to a new facility”, said Campaign Group Chair Lyn Longbottom.
George McManus, of The Friends of East Riding Community Hospital, is organising the event.
“It is vital that this hospital be turned around if it is not to fail. The hospital must remain in public hands. We are joining with Churches, Trades Unions and local residents to form a human ‘Circle of Care’ around the hospital because we want to show staff and patients that the community cares for them, and for the hospital”.
Mr. McManus concluded by calling on the Trust to publish their action plan for putting things right as soon as possible. “Public confidence must be restored as an imperative and only Trust Management are in a position to do this.”