NHS cuts in North Yorkshire

NHS North Yorkshire is facing a £15m overspend by April and is expected to have to make cuts of £200m by 2015.

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REPORT: Cuts to NHS services

There's controversy after NHS chiefs in North Yorkshire faced with having to make savings of £200 million pounds over just four years - revealed they'd spent almost a third of a million of taxpayers' money on paying private business consultants - to tell them where to make the cuts.

Minor injuries units in community hospitals could be facing the axe - and there are question marks about just where in the county emergency surgery will be available in future. Critics are now warning patients in the county could face a postcode lottery for treatment if the cuts are pushed through.

Jon Hill reports.

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