A widower has been so moved by the care given to his dying wife at their community hospital in Devon - he's calling on the NHS to keep beds open there.
A public consultation has just started over the future of services at Sidmouth hospital. It's scheduled to lose all its inpatient beds if the proposals are approved.
Its one of many community hospitals across the South West that are under threat at the moment because of the need to save money.
Kerstin Burge from Sidmouth died from cancer in July this year. Her final hours were spent in her local hospital with medical staff on hand and her family around her. Her husband Nigel says that's exactly the way she had wanted it to be.
Now the hospital which cared for her is under threat as part of a wider NHS consultation on care in Devon.
If the preferred option being planned is accepted Sidmouth hospital will lose all of its inpatient beds. The the other option being considered is to remove beds from Seaton hospital.
Doctors say there are sound clinical reasons to adopt this new model. They say when it is safe to treat a patient at home it could lead to a much more responsive service:
The consultation runs until the 6th of January. Click here for more information on the options being considered.