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'It will cost lives': Parents fear children's service could leave Dorchester hospital

Kingfisher Ward currently offers an assessment unit and beds for children to stay overnight. Credit: ITV West Country

Parents fear some children's services could be moved from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, following a review by doctors.

Kingfisher Ward currently offers an assessment unit and beds for children to stay overnight.

Doctors are considering treating the most seriously ill youngsters at a specialist hospital in the east of Dorset, however there are concerns from parents.

Worried father Paul Wyatt told us the potential move would endanger lives and fail to save money.

Doctors have responded that decisions have yet to be made.

"No decisions have been made at this moment in time and no decisions will be made until after the public consultation which won't take place until 2016."

– Dr Karen Kirkham, GP