Real Change- A fair transport deal for the Yorkshire Coast

Labour Anger as David Cameron’s “biggest investment in the railways since the Victorians” excludes the line to Scarborough
‘These Plans Stop Short. The Coast is being Sold Short’

Ian McInnesLabour’s Ian McInnes, Scarborough & Whitby candidate at next year’s general election, reacted angrily to news that Yorkshire Coast passengers have been excluded from today’s Rail Modernisation announcement.

Ian, who has been running a series of consultation meetings on Transport in Scarborough & Whitby said,
“David Cameron today announced the HS3 and electrification of the north Transpennine route as ‘the biggest investment in the railways since the Victorians’.

“But the Coast has been left out of that planned investment and the Scarborough to York line looks likely to be downgraded to a branch line. More

Shortlisted bidders for supplying services at Whitby Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE
17 October 2014

Whitby Memorial HospitalAnnouncement of shortlisted bidders for providing community and out of hours services in Whitby and surrounding area
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) has today announced the shortlisted bidders entering the second stage of the process to select a provider of community and out of hours services in Whitby and the surrounding area.
Following an extensive period of market engagement, a formal procurement process was launched on 19 August 2014 where all interested providers were invited to join the pre-qualification phase with the intention of identifying a shortlist of qualified potential bidders.
Providers were rigorously assessed on their likely ability to meet the needs of the local community in Whitby and the surrounding area and as a result, three organisations have been invited to proceed to the next stage. These organisations are (in alphabetical order): Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Doctors Urgent Care and Virgin Care Services.
These three organisations will now go through challenging evaluations and assessments in the coming months before a preferred bidder is identified. The CCG anticipate that the successful provider will be in place and delivering services from 1 July 2015. More

Plans for Whitby Hospital – Have your say

Whitby Memorial HospitalNHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its next Patient Congress event on Thursday 16th October from 5.30pm at Sneaton Castle, Whitby, YO21 3QN. Click this link for more information: Fit for the future

We have had a message from NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG:

“Our Patient Congress is a forum for patient representatives from all practices in the CCG with members of our Health Engagement Network. At the Patients’ Congress we update people on developments at the CCG and discuss the latest initiatives and plans.

“If you would like to attend the event, to help us manage numbers, please call 01609 767600 or email whitbyf4f@nhs.net including your name and contact telephone number. More

Musical chairs on Scarborough Borough Council

colinI’m pleased to say that the Labour Group is now the ‘official’ opposition on Scarborough Borough Council – no, not because we have won yet another by-election – but because the forces of the right seem to be engaging in a pre-election game of musical chairs. The ‘Independent’ group has now lost two members, one to the Tories (giving them overall control of the Council by one vote) and the other to UKIP. This means that UKIP can once again call itself a group – even though both members were not elected to the Council under the UKIP banner. More