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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West Midlands weather: A chance of some patchy rain during the night, with mist and fog in places.
East Midlands weather: Any showers will die away during the evening to leave a night with some mist and fog patches.
As the annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival gets under way, thousands of people are expected to come and soak up the atmosphere.