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Full Report: Hartlepool hospital proposals moving forward

Controversial plans to transfer critical care services from one hospital to another have moved a step closer.

Proposals to move intensive care beds from The University Hospital of Hartlepool to The University Hospital of North Tees - have been approved by a panel of independent health experts.

The hospital has already lost its A&E department, and campaigners say cutting more services will leave people in the town vulnerable.

You can watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.