A parish council leader has said concerns over standards of care at Newark Hospital prompted a letter calling for it to split from Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust.
Ian Harrison, chairman of Muskham Parish Council, said he and other local leaders had "increasing and really robust concerns" over the level of clinical care at the hospital's current trust.
A letter was sent to the trust by the Newark Healthcare Consultative Group - representing Newark Town Councils and six parish councils in the region - calling for the hospital to be affiliated with Nottingham University Hospitals instead.
Council leaders in Nottinghamshire have called for Newark Hospital to break away from its current trust and switch to Nottingham University Hospital instead.
According to a letter seen by the Newark Advertiser, the Newark Healthcare Consultative Group - representing Newark Town Councils and six parish councils in the region - leaders have concerns over Sherwood Forest Hospitals' performance.
The letter is also said to highlight the better transport links to Nottingham and discusses a "lack of strategyy" for Newark.