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As the decision to scrap plans for a new hospital in Clevedon is announced, campaigners say it's 'desperately needed'. We spoke to John Powell from the 'League of Friends of Clevedon Hospital'.
A local MP and the Health Minister have criticised North Somerset Primary Care Trust for scrapping plans for a new hospital in Clevedon. Liam Fox led a debate in the House of Commons and called the decision a 'shambles'.
Building was due to start on the 15 million pound facility in October, but the NHS Trust did a U-turn saying it was no longer financially viable.
The future of Clevedon Hospital has been debated in the House of Commons.
North Somerset MP Liam Fox led the debate last night after plans for a new hospital were abandoned earlier this year by health authorities.
Health Minister Dan Poulter agreed with Dr Fox. He called the decision 'extraordinary and completely unacceptable':
Concerns over the future of Clevedon Hospital were debated in the Commons last night [Wednesday].
North Somerset MP Liam Fox led the debate after plans for a new hospital were ditched earlier this year by health authorities.
Locals have been angered by the amount of money that will have been wasted if the project does not go ahead.
£1.5 million has already been spent on the planning process.