Two community hospitals in Suffolk are set to shut down.
The unanimous decision to close the hospitals at Halesworth and Southwold open was greeted with dismay by those who campaigned to keep them open.
Protestors gathered in Beccles this morning while the decision was taken. They’ve said public consultations were a waste of time.
The chief executive of the clinical commissioning group says it was not about cuts, but about delivering a better health service locally. A series of hubs are being staffed by medical teams to help patients in their own homes.
Beds are also closing at Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth. Linda Cox, who suffers from Guillame Barre syndrome, a condition that attacks the central nervous system, credits the hospital for getting her back on her feet.
Linda is disappointed that beds are going, but she’s pleased with her treatment since being discharged last week.
Click below for the full report from ITV Anglia's Malcolm Robertson.