Campaigners have lost their final battle to stop the overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s A&E department being made permanent.
Councillors at North Somerset Council today (October 15) voted against asking the Government to intervene in the closure.
Save Weston A&E campaigners, who held a protest outside the Town Hall ahead of the meeting, said referring the matter to the Health Secretary was the last chance to protect a 24-hour department.
The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says emergency surgery will still be provided at the hospital every day, for 12 hours, and an increased number of patients will be admitted directly on to wards at night - bypassing the traditional route via A&E.
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