Thursday 15 July 2021

Nineteen people in the East Riding received life-saving organ transplants last year, despite challenges during the global pandemic; however, 28 still remain on the list for treatment, a report out today has revealed. John Forsythe, Medical Director of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, told Beverley FM: “This past year has been completely unprecedented in the history of the NHS, as well as in our wider society, so the fact that 271 people across the whole of Yorkshire received an organ transplant is amazing.” In Yorkshire as a whole, 449 people still wait for a life-saving transplant.

Beverley Barge Preservation Society has announced it will be operating visitor days on Sundays from the start of August. Former Hodgson Tannery barge Syntan, now a floating museum, will be open to the public between 10.30am and 3pm; in addition trips on Beverley Beck aboard the ex-lifeboat Mermaid will be offered. More information is available by calling Ian on 07932 550440.

And finally, in line with the Government’s lifting of covid restrictions, East Riding Council’s coastal services team says visitors to the seaside will once again be able to hire deckchairs from Monday. There will also be increased capacity on the land trains in Bridlington and beach wheelchairs will also be available to hire.

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