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Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the additional cost the Yorkshire Ambulance Service of the transfer of acute medical services and the cardiac monitoring unit from Bridlington to Scarborough hospital is estimated to be in the first year of operation at Scarborough. (256028)

This information is not held centrally.

The transfer of cardiac and acute medical admissions from the Bridlington and District hospital to the Scarborough hospital, which formed part of the proposals in the public consultation on the future of services at Bridlington hospital in 2006-07 has now been implemented in full.

Costs incurred through the reconfiguration of services are the responsibility of the local national health service. It is for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to ensure it provides appropriate services to patients in response to the agreed changes to services.