Plans to close three rural minor injury units in the region have caused a public outcry. Mike Waites reports on the campaign to safeguard the future of community care. Hornsea’s hospital still holds a special place in the community nearly 100 years since it opened. Funded by public subscription, the building is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great War and was built by local people still coming to terms with the shattering impact of the conflict.
It treated its first patients in 1923 and down the years has provided a range of services to patients, much like many other small hospitals around the country. Campaigners successfully fought attempts a decade ago to close it and only four years ago it received more than £2m of investment for a major refurbishment.