Don’t waste money on new Wayfinder sign to Withernsea Hospital says Graham Stuart MP
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, has written to the Chief Executive of the CCG regarding the wayfinding sign for Withernsea Hospital.
The MP who is campaigning for the town’s failing 8 to 8 Centre to be upgraded to a walk-in service said: “The CCG proposes to erect a new road sign directing patients to Withernsea Hospital which will advise ‘H no A&E’.
“Being mindful of the expense of changing the sign, and that I am calling on the CCG to examine the failing 8 to 8 Centre with a view to replacing it with a walk-in minor injuries service, I don’t think the sign should be changed yet. My view is that we should leave the present one where it is for now, and hope that in the not too distant future it can be changed to one saying ‘Walk-In MIU’.
Councillor Lyn Healing commented “Putting an H on a wayfinding sign will cause even more confusion to people; they will think the 8 to 8 Centre has gone. It will be for the best that the present sign is left as it is, while we campaign for an enhanced minor injuries service in the town. Ideally, we need a walk-in service and, if and when that aim is achieved, we’d want a sign to reflect that.”
Nov 19th, 2018