Cheltenham's Accident and Emergency department is to be downgraded. From August, anyone critically ill or in an ambulance will have to travel to Gloucester between the hours of 8pm and 8am. The hospital will continue to deal with "walk in" patients.
The matter was brought up in the House of Commons by the town's local MP, Martin Horwood. He says the public's views haven't been considered.
Watch Tamsin Eames' report.
As a precautionary measure members of the public are being asked not to visit relatives and friends on any ward at Cheltenham General Hospital to assist in controlling the spread of a Diarrhoea & Vomiting illness (D&V).
The ban will stay in place at least until Friday, but exceptions may be made for relatives visiting on compassionate grounds.