Flint Community Hospital protest

Around two thousand people have marched through Flint today in an effort to save the town's community hospital.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is proposing to move services five miles away to Holywell as part of proposed healthcare reorganisations.

In their consultation document, the Health Board said:

The current health care premises in the town are not suitable for delivery of future services needed by the population, and the ability to improve services is being limited by the facilities.

– Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
A decision will be made on the hospital's future in December Credit: ITV News Wales

But Jack Reece, chairman of Save the Cottage Hospital group, says campaigners will fight all the way to save the hospital.

"We all have accidents - we need to come here," he said.

"It's important for patients to remain here in this town with the people who love them."

According to the hospital's website, Flint Community Hospital has 14 inpatient beds, and there are currently 10 in use.

It also has a Minor Injuries Unit, which is open seven days a week and is used by about six patients a day.

The Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board confirmed it will make a final decision on whether to move services to Holywell in December.