Downgrade of services could be harmful to community

The downgrading of the Children's and Maternity services at the Friarage Hospital could have more far-reaching effects.

Keith Dakin of UNISON believes that the cuts will risk creating more unemployment in the area as well as reducing the quality of services on offer.

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Friarage fights to keep hospital services

Staff from the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton are taking to the streets to protest against plans to cut its' Children's and Maternity Services.