STRUCTURE: Patients at Scarborough Hospital are to benefit from a high observation bay designed for patients who need closer monitoring after surgery or who are ‘stepping down’ from more intensive care, the trust has reported.

Patients admitted to the six bedded bay – a level one facility - will be nursed by a dedicated team. David Thorpe, matron for critical care, explained: “We have invested both in nurses and equipment to improve the care of our patients, with the opening of a High Observation Bay and Surgical Level One Facility.

“This new facility will benefit patients who require a higher intensity of care than can be provided on a general ward but do not require high dependency or intensive care support.’’