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Meet Our Governors - Bridlington

Clive Neale

Clive has lived in Burton Agnes, near Bridlington for 8 years, since he took early retirement.  He started his working life by training as an accountant and subsequently moved on to take a degree in computing science, both of which qualifications have enabled him to have a wide and varied business career. 

Clive worked in the service and distribution industry for many years in a number of diverse roles, latterly at Board level.  In the final part of his career, he worked for the Department of Health, initially in policy areas including the National Tariff. 

He then moved to a Senior Business Manager role in one of the largest directorates within the department and his responsibilities included forward planning, governance, human resources and finance.Since moving to the area he has become involved in the community through the Village Sports Association and the Bowls Club, both of which he chairs.  

He is also a member of Bridlington U3A, having served as vice chair for 3 years. His background in the private sector and in central government, together with an enquiring, open mind and a determined commitment help to serve the community in the role of Public Governor for the Bridlington area.

Patricia Stovell

Pat has worked within the NHS for 35 years.  Having trained at Halifax Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire and once qualified she joined the QARNNS as she wished to travel. 

Leaving the Armed Forces after 4 years service, she moved to the South to continue with her career.  A change in direction led her into community nursing where she completed her conversion to RGN 1st level, gained a diploma in Professional Practice, and then obtained a Degree Hons in Specialist Practice District Nursing, becoming a district nursing sister and later the manager of a ‘virtual ward’. 

Pat retired and moved North again with her husband and has lived in Bridlington since 2012.  Having time on her hands she decided to seek employment within York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, working at Bridlington Hospital for 18 months on the elective orthopaedic ward. 

The Council of Governors consists of public governors and staff governors who have all been elected by their constituencies. It also includes nominated representatives from the Local Authority, University and other partnership organisations. You can find out more about the role of our governors here.

The report on the results of the 2016 governor elections is available here





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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.