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Poole Hospital's A&E and maternity unit to move to Bournemouth

Protesters outside Poole Hospital on Tuesday night Photo: ITV Meridan
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There were angry protests in Poole on Tuesday after local councillors voted not to refer plans to close Poole Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department to the Health Secretary.

The main A&E and maternity services at Poole Hospital are due to move to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as part of a major re-organisation of health services in Dorset.

Campaigners had hoped that by referring the decision to the government, the unit could be saved.