A Better Hospital for Berwick welcomed the announcement from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust last night (Wed 3/10) that Berwick will get a stand alone site for its hospital.
No information or detail was given on the location of the new site, the size of the hospital or (most critically) the services that the hospital with deliver.
Whilst this is great news, the group acknowledges there is still a long way to go to ensure that secure the services that the town needs.
Our aim still remains to deliver the services and the hospital promised in 2014, in a location with room for expansion.
The campaign was highlighted by both Look North (reporter, Sharon Barbour) and Tyne Tees (reporter, Katie Cole). Interviews and filming with the committee members, the public and Lord Beith took place this afternoon (Thu) and were aired on TV at lunch-time and the evening news bulletins.
The Berwick Advertiser ran the news on the front page of today’s paper.
The group would like to thank the local press & media for their continued support and coverage of our campaign.
Photos: Michael Stewart