Friday 24 September 2021

It could take up to ten years for East Yorkshire hospitals to clear what’s been described as the missing backlog of cancer patients, a national report released today, has predicted. New research seen by Beverley FM from the IPPR think tank, and CF health consultancy, has found that even if stretched hospitals can maintain activity levels 5 per cent above pre-pandemic levels, it will still take until 2033 to clear. Local hospitals maintained urgent cancer treatment throughout the pandemic and did urge anyone with potential cancer symptoms to still come forward for tests. Chris Long, the Chief Executive of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, said at the time there isn’t a quick fix and that it will take years to clear the backlog. The full report can be downloaded here

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently undertaking a consultation to understand how confident East Riding customers, residents and businesses feel going online, to provide an understanding of their appetite for engaging with the council digitally. Interestingly, the consultation questionnaire is available on the council’s website but customers can also request a paper copy, which they can pick up from one of the council’s customer service centres or libraries throughout the region. Paper copies of it can also be requested by telephone. Full details of the survey are here

Hull Trains has announced on the eve of their 21st anniversary that they will be unveiling a special commemorative design next month on the fifth and final unit of their new Paragon fleet that runs between Beverley and the capital.