Plans to downgrade children's services at Friarage Hospital in North Yorkshire will be referred to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
There has been local opposition to the plans - which would see some services transferred to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Jim Clark, from North Yorkshire County Council's Health and Scrutiny Committee, spoke of the events that led to the decision being made to refer to the plans to the Health Secretary
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