A new Integrated Care Board will unite North and East Yorkshire with Hull & Humber as health and social care providers come together.
Councillor Jonathan Owen will be on the new board which will oversee the needs of 1.5 million people.
He is concerned about the size of the waiting list in a large hospital in the region:
Councillor Owen says he is under no illusion of the size of the task in bringing care to those still waiting:
The new organisations came into being last month and it's hoped they'll bring a range of benefits, Councillor Owen recounted a previous meeting he attended:
He says he remains more optimistic than pessimistic about the changes and feels it will benefit all sides in seeing each other's problems: