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.
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The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has given the go ahead for the next step in the procurement of a new hospital to serve the people of Hartlepool, Stockton and parts of Easington and Sedgefield.