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Healthy Town

Driffield Healthy Town

Driffield Town Council are working with partner agencies to understand and identify the services most needed across health, council and voluntary sector to help prevent illness and to create plans for a healthy Driffield.

Driffield has a range of services available to help people stay healthy and to support you when you are feeling unwell.  For example:

  • Alfred Bean Hospital: We are working collaboratively to make the best use of this community asset and to help make Driffield a healthy town.

If you have a health condition that requires ongoing treatment, your GP Practice may refer you to the care of the community services based at the Alfred Bean

The type of services available include:

  • Bladder bowel clinics
  • Blood tests
  • Musculoskeletal services
  • Oxygen clinics
  • Pain management
  • Sexual health
  • Therapy services


Find out what services are available with the Top to Toe Driffield Alfred Bean Hospital – updated October 2023


Alfred Bean Community Hospital
Bridlington Road
YO25 5JR

  • Inspiring you to live a healthier lifestyle: The YOURhealth team are ready and waiting to help you become healthier and support your lifestyle change with motivation and guidance.  Website:
  • Connect to Support East Riding: You can discover new groups and activities in your local area and find advice and information to support you to make choices to live the life you want to live.  Visit and search for Driffield.
  • HealthiER Leisure Programmes: The Driffield Leisure Centre (Bridlington Road, Driffield, YO25 5HZ) offers swimming, fitness classes, and fun activities for all ages, and the town’s many clubs include rugby union, golf, football, cricket, lawn tennis, and martial arts.  More information is available at:

About the Driffield Healthy Town project

Public service organisations through the East Riding of Yorkshire are working together to understand the key population health issues in Driffield, what drives these issues and what approach we take together to tackle these. These organisations include:
• Driffield Town Council
• East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
• East Riding of Yorkshire Council
• Yorkshire Coast & Wolds Primary Care Network (incorporating the Driffield GP practices)
• City Health Care Partnership CIC
• Humber Teaching NHS Foundation

Regular meetings are facilitated by the East Riding CCG and are chaired by Cllr. Mark Blakeston on behalf of Driffield Town Council. The projects ambition is to ensure that all services are joined up to work more efficiently and are appropriate to support the needs of for local residents. We want to create a neighbourhood where we can support and encourage people to take control of the choices they make in living their lives. To help people to look after themselves, adopt a healthier lifestyle, improve their wellbeing and reduce their need to access health and care services. When people are unwell, we will support them to manage their health needs which will help them to remain in work for longer and to stay independent and in their own home for longer.


Here is the latest update on work and projects being developed by the group:

September 2023

As a reminder, the Alfred Bean is split into 3 blocks for its estate;

  • Day hospital – Fully occupied by CHCP and not intending to make changes.
  • Central block – Currently a disused ward with conservatory in the middle.
  • Outpatients – Not used.

Project update:

  • HTFT buildings which house community mental health team and community CAMHS team for East Riding, lease concludes in September 2024, intention to vacate the premises.
  • NHS Dental access centre run by CHCP sits within Alfred Bean. CHCP requested to be involved with re-organisation and planning of Alfred Bean. Dental access centre in scope from what has been looked at.  Timescales/deliverables – Need to be on site by end of this year, need traction on the plan and where we’re driving forward so we can achieve aims of consolidating services and vacating property in Driffield centre.
  • Local authority with assistive aides. Working to provide a facility to demonstrate assistive aides, diagnostics area in place and ultrasound in use.
  • Ongoing discussion to see if x-ray can also be used.
  • Intention to re-develop Alfred Bean, capital available via league of friends and conversations advancing to agree redevelopment of areas to consolidate services onto the ABH site and provide as many different services as possible.
  • Some office capacity on site to support clinical delivery of services. Intention for majority of space to be bookable and start working with 3rd sector organisations and others with needs to be working in the building.
  • HTFT working with City Care and Shared Agenda to look at a master plan and exercise for the site. First draft received to be reviewed next meeting
  • Focus is on disused ward and what was previously outpatients to ensure it is fully utilised for service provision and providing enough flexible space for those who need to use it. Several opportunities now being discussed.
  • New Respiration services clinic – Need to be on site by end of this year
  • Conversations progressing well regarding potential site option for primary care development.
  • Ongoing discussions to deliver a version of a minor injuries facility – several models being explored
  • Community diagnostic hub – Alfred Bean site being used as part of hub and spoke model. GP practices and Yorkshire, Wolds and Coast PCN are interested also.

 NHS Health Checks

  • HTFT YOURhealth service will be providing fortnightly community-based NHS health clinics at Alfred Bean every Friday 12:30-5:00. Already in place and is delivering health checks to the YOURhealth client base plus additional community referrals received via PCN.
  • YOURhealth in final plans to create a further set of community events at Alfred Bean and in the community such as Driffield Market and Driffield Rugby Club
  • The Health checks provided at Driffield leisure centre – looking to establish these at ABH too

Digital Opportunities

  • Good progress being made to develop an assisted digital hub at the AHB  – full update to be provided in due course.