Friarage consultation ends

A decision on the future of children's and maternity services at a North Yorkshire hospital ends.

Full report: Friarage consultation ends

Families and campaigners have made a desperate last ditch attempt to save services at the Friarage Hospital in North Yorkshire.

Today, November 25, is the end of a 12-week-consultation on the future of the children's and maternity units at the hospital in Northallerton.

Doctors say they are too small to be safe or sustainable. But families have travelled from across North Yorkshire to hand in a rescue plan.

Frances Read reports.

Campaigners' last ditch attempt to save hospital services

Campaigners have made a last ditch attempt to save services at a North Yorkshire hospital.

It is the end of a 12-week-consultation on scaling back children's and maternity services at the Friarage hospital in Northallerton.

Doctors say the units are too small to be safe. However they plan to look at new proposals carefully and say no final decision has been made.

Families have submitted a plan to save the services.

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Friarage consultation ends

A public consultation about the future of children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton ends today. The trust that runs the hospital says services have to be scaled back for safety reasons. Campaigners have come up with alternative plans.

Friarage decision delayed

A decision on the future of children's and maternity services at the Friarage hospital in Northallerton has been delayed.

Proposals would see no overnight paediatric or special baby care.

The decision to put it to public consultation now won't be made until September.