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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