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Hundreds of campaigners against changes to healthcare in North Wales have taken part in a demonstration in Llandudno.
It follows a decision by the area Community Health Council not to refer the local health board's plans to the Welsh Government.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board says change is needed to provide safe and sustainable healthcare services.
Emily Gadd reports.
Organisers are expecting 2,000 people to join a march through Llandudno today, to protest against changes to health services across North Wales.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is pressing ahead with hugely controversial plans to reorganise services, which include moving the care of babies needing long-term intensive treatment over the border to the Wirral, and closing and downgrading a number of community hospitals.
The North Wales Community Health Council has confirmed it has agreed not to refer Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's plans to the Health Minister.
But it added there are aspects of the proposals that require 'further consideration', including the subject of community hospitals.
The spokesperson added: "Only if matters remain unresolved should the CHC write to the Minister by the 1st March."
Shadow Health Minister Darren Millar says 'widespread concern' remains over the future of neonatal services in Wales.
ITV News understands the North Wales Community Health Council won't refer controversial plans to move some neonatal care services to England to the Health Minister Lesley Griffiths.
Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board says the service has to be moved across the border to increase safety.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board says it is 'very disappointed' at news that Conwy Council has passed a motion of no confidence against it.
The board added it has 'a long history of successful collaborative working' with the authority.
Conwy Council has passed a motion of no confidence against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
The motion, tabled by three councillors, called for the Health Minister to take control of the health board and for the Community Council to refer their decisions to the Minister.
It follows controversial changes to services in North Wales, which have sparked a series of public protests.
The Welsh Conservatives and Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's decision to push through its changes to health services in North Wales, without waiting for a response from the Community Health Council.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has begun closing some healthcare services in North Wales, under controversial plans agreed by health bosses last month - before getting a response from the local patient watchdog, the Community Health Council.
- Flint, Llangollen and Prestatyn Hospitals closed to new admissions yesterday - as staff start their redeployment
- Minor injuries services are closing over the next two weeks at Llangollen, Chirk, Flint, Ruthin, Colwyn Bay and Blaenau Ffestiniog hospitals
- Changes to X-ray services will go ahead as soon as possible
- Detailed planning to set up Enhanced Care at Home services across north Wales will start immediately
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Around 300 people have taken to the streets to demonstrate their opposition to health service changes in North Wales.