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Fertility services to continue in Hartlepool: Council claim 'victory for democracy'

It has been announced that fertility services will continue in Hartlepool.

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust had previously said it couldn't recruit staff and so couldn't run a safe service. In April the council went to the High Court to appeal the decision and a new consultation was launched.

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched a public consultation in which it asked for the views of local people on where assisted reproduction services are located.

At a meeting at Hartlepool Civic Centre this morning the council claimed its was a "victory for democracy."

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