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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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.