Dr. Vicky Pleydell, Clinical Chief Officer at NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said:
"We are extremely pleased that the Independent Reconfiguration Panel has agreed we need to take action around the issues facing the children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.
"The Secretary of State has given us the go ahead to start the consultation and this shows he has confidence in the process we have followed so far."
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