A public meeting is being held this morning at the Golden Lion Hotel in Northallerton, to discuss the future of children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital. It was decided last week that services will be scaled back.
Campaigners, councillors and members of the Clinical Commissioning Group, which made the decision, will take part.
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