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Protests held against Devon hospital cuts

Campaigners in Exeter

Protests are taking place against proposed cuts in hospital services in Devon.

Over a thousand campaigners are at County Hall in Exeter after rallying outside NHS offices in the city this morning. They are furious that draft plans suggest closing the A&E, maternity, paediatric and stroke units at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple as health commissioners try to cut a projected deficit.

Alternatives would be located in Plymouth or Exeter, under the NHS's Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

Protesters in Exeter this morning. Credit: ITV West Country
The protest has been organised by North Devon Save Our Hospital Services. Credit: ITV West Country
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