St Margaret's Hospice Care has confirmed it will no longer provide twelve in-patient beds at its Yeovil hospice, putting 48 jobs at risk.
The proposals were first revealed in July, and this afternoon (Wednesday, October 9) the Board of Trustees made the decision to go ahead.
The charity will, however, open four extra beds at its hospice in Taunton. Bosses have also said there are plans to increase community work.
Jonathan Langdon, Acting Chairman of St Margaret’s Hospice Care, said:
In July, Ann Lee, the CEO said:
Campaigners against the closure said they were disappointed, saying patients would suffer.