Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats back call for NHS local accountability

On 4th November, after a lively debate, the Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats overwhelmingly backed a motion from Richmond LibDems for local accountability for the NHS. Richmondshire Branch Chair, Philip Knowles, said that decisions affecting patients in North Yorkshire are increasingly made by organisations outside the County and without any accountability to the people or their elected … Continue reading Yorkshire and Humber Liberal Democrats back call for NHS local accountability

CCG Board votes to close Wards 14 & 15

The Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG agreed yesterday to close Wards 14 & 15 at The Friarage and 'decant' the patients to Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Middlesbrough. In the presentation yesterday, they said that 65% of the respondents supported the closure totally ignoring the 347 people who signed our petition against the closure. We may … Continue reading CCG Board votes to close Wards 14 & 15

Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG isn’t telling you – Bedale

Today the CCG are in Bedale for the consultation. Bedale residents' journeys are going to increase from a 30 minute bus journey to a 2 hour 54 minute marathon to visit relatives in Auckland Park and a  17 mile round trip to The Friarage by car becomes a 60 mile round trip to Auckland Park. … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG isn’t telling you – Bedale

Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG isn’t telling you – Hawes

The CCG were in Hawes yesterday. The proposed closure of Wards 14 and 15 and the moving of mental health services to Darlington and Auckland Park will have a dramatic impact on Hawes residents. What was already a 2hour 43 minute journey to the Friarage by bus will become a 3 hour 13 minute journey and … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG isn’t telling you – Hawes

Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG doesn’t tell you – Catterick Garrison

The CCG consultation moves to Catterick Garrison Library today. At first glance, closing Wards 14 & 15 and moving the provision to West Park in Darlington isn't going to be much of an issue - after all Darlington is about the same distance as Northallerton. The NHS Choices website shows that the bus (and train) journey is 1 hour 15 minutes … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – What the CCG doesn’t tell you – Catterick Garrison

Wards 14 & 15 – what the CCG doesn’t tell you – Northallerton

The CCG consultation team are in Northallerton today. At present 23% of the service users come from Northallerton so closing the wards will impact almost 1 in 4 of the most local patients and their relatives. The NHS Choices recommended journey to visit a relative in Auckland Park will involve a 1 hour 15 minute … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – what the CCG doesn’t tell you – Northallerton

Wards 14 & 15 – what the CCG don’t tell you – Richmond

The CCG consultation moves to Richmond Library today. At first glance, closing Wards 14 & 15 and moving the provision to West Park in Darlington isn't going to be much of an issue - after all Darlington is about the same distance as Northallerton. The NHS Choices website shows that the bus journey is 48 … Continue reading Wards 14 & 15 – what the CCG don’t tell you – Richmond