It's been announced that the maternity unit will be shut overnight at Weston General Hospital due to a shortage of staff.
The temporary closure of the maternity ward from 10pm means pregnant women will only be admitted if they phone in advance - and staff are brought in to treat them.
For the first time the birthing unit at Weston General Hospital won't be manned 24/7.
Staff shortages have forced the NHS Trust to rethink the way it uses its midwives.
The move follows the closure of the hospital's A&E department overnight - which met public opposition. Dangerously low staff levels meant it couldn't run safely 24 hours a day.
Now campaigners say this is another blow to the town.