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.
More top news
Kerrie Gosney has your latest weather forecast.
A 38-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after the third stabbing in Sheffield in just five days.
Warm sunshine inland, cooler along coastline. Thundery shower risk in south. Mainly dry Holiday Monday but low cloud lingering in the east