Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, says the community is fully behind his efforts to improve access to life-saving defibrillators after he hosted a summit for local fundraisers and the emergency services.
The MP, who for many years has championed greater awareness and availability of Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) across East Yorkshire, said the conference had helped build a strategy for improving provision and education across the region.
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, is stepping up his campaign to raise awareness and improve the availability of Public Access Defibrillators (PADs).
The local MP is bringing together the emergency services, local fundraisers and council representatives at a conference on Friday 13 October that will drive a new strategy for community defibrillators.
Graham Stuart has welcomed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s decision to refer the decision to close the Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) at Hornsea and Withernsea to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP).
The panel, an advisory non-departmental public health body, specialise in reviewing cases involving changes to NHS services.
Councillor Denis Healy has launched a consultation with people living on the site of the former Westwood Hospital.
The consultation has come about after some local residents contacted him calling for a Controlled Parking Zone to stop members of the public from parking outside their houses and restricting access for residents.
Following the announcement by the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG in March 2016 that it had plans to close the MIU units in Hornsea and Withernsea, Graham Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Beverley & Holderness launched a hard-hitting campaign to stop the CCG from closing MIU units in Hornsea and Withernsea, supported by the Hornsea League of Friends, the Withernsea and District Health Forum, and the Holderness Health Alliance.
The survey conducted by the CCG as part of its consultation found very limited public support for the package of proposals, despite a number of very leading questions. In Holderness 90% of people did not agree with the question asking whether they would be prepared to travel further to visit an Urgent Care Centre.