Cuts to child services at Friarage

Campaigners trying to save children's and maternity services at a North Yorkshire hospital say they a re disappointed at a decision to scale them back.

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Hague disappointed over Friarage plans

Richmond MP William Hague disappointed that children services could be downgraded Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Foreign Secretary and Richmond MP William Hague has expressed his disappointment at plans to scale-back some services at the Friarage in Northallerton.

Children's services could reduced overnight at the North Yorkshire hospital and downgraded to a mid-wife led unit.

The recommendation came in a report published yesterday by the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Conservative MP called it a 'serious blow' for the area. The commissioning group says it's committed to quality patient care.

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Plans to scale back child services at Friarage

Plans revealed which would see an end to overnight paediatric care Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Campaigners trying to save children's and maternity services at a North Yorkshire hospital say they're disappointed at a decision to scale them back.

Families have protested for months about possible changes at the Friarage hospital.

But today final plans were revealed which would see an end to overnight paediatric care.

The group commissioning the changes say it will have to go to full consultation before any definite decision can be made.