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A group which is campaigning against Stafford Hospital's maternity and paediatric services being transferred next year has sent an open letter to the Health Secretary, asking him to visit the departments.
They say the hospital should be a beacon of healthcare and have asked Jeremy Hunt to personally intervene and stop what they describe as a "rushed and flawed process".
The leader of Stafford Borough Council says he's devastated at the news that Stafford Hospital's maternity unit is to be downgraded.
Stafford's MP claimed in a statement this morning that staff were told at a meeting last night it would happen in January next year.
Councillor Mike Heenan says the community do not support the decision.
Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy says he is very concerned about the decision to downgrade the maternity unit at Stafford hospital next year.
He has released a statement saying the decision was announced to staff at a meeting last night.
Staff at Stafford Hospital's consultant-led maternity unit have been told it will be downgraded in January next year, according to the town's MP Jeremy LeFroy.
He issued a statement after the plans were revealed last night.
Some services are moving after the trust which runs the hospital was dissolved in February.