Julie Bailey told ITV Daybreak that small district hospitals "are not the safest of places. They're a thing of the past. They need to be moving forward"
She suggests that they link with bigger training hospitals.
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It will be another mild day for the time of year, remaining windy and cloudy for all areas with patchy rain or drizzle at times.
Remaining cloudy with further persistent rain over the Peaks, but drier conditions elsewhere.
An incident in which a man died after being shot with a Taser by police called to a flat burglary has been referred to the police watchdog.