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Friarage protesters to take to streets of Northallerton
4:42pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
UNISON members employed by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be on the streets of Northallerton tomorrow asking the public for support in their fight to save children’s and maternity services from being downgraded at the Friarage Hospital.
South Tees NHS Foundation Trust and the GP-led Hambleton, Richmond and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group are currently undertaking a public consultation on the future of the services.
Under the proposals out for public consultation children's and maternity will be downgraded.
Janet Greig, Regional Organiser for UNISON, said: “These cuts will affect front line services for the people of Northallerton and the outlying area.
"These proposals present an unacceptable risk to pregnant women and their babies as well as to the wellbeing of every sick child this community."
The union will have a market stall on Northallerton High Street throughout Wednesday, October 24, where members of the public can sign petitions and send "Protect Our Services Postcards" to the trust board and CCG.