A review into the future of health services in Bedford and Milton Keynes Hospital has issued a series of proposals for further consultation.
Health bosses want to see Bedford hospital continue to supply A&E services and intensive care but maternity services moved to Milton Keynes hospital.
Milton Keynes would become a major emergency centre. The proposals will now be sent out for further consultation.
A report into the future of Bedford Hospital will be published later today.
It has been put together by the borough council which believes it has come up with a sustainable plan for the site's future.
The report was commissioned following concerns the latest review of healthcare in both Bedford and Milton Keynes hospital could see the hospital lose services like A&E maternity and paediatrics.
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