Poole Hospital is to lose it's A&E department, maternity unit and paediatrics services in a major shake-up of healthcare in Dorset.
The changes mean, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will now become Dorset's main emergency centre.
Campaigners fear increased travelling time to hospital will cost lives. A protest was held outside this morning's meeting, as health bosses unanimously agreed to re-organise healthcare to plug a funding gap of £158m.
Some community beds will also go across the county, and other hospitals will share services.
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