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'Health summit' over controversial bed closures

There have been protests over the closures. Credit: ITV Border

A 'health summit' has been organised in west Cumbria today in response to controversial plans to close hospital beds.

NHS bosses are axing all inpatient beds at Wigton, Maryport and Alston hospitals.

The summit in Lillyhall has been organised by Allerdale Borough Council to give people the chance to ask questions about the impact of closures.

Audience at the health summit Credit: ITV Border