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Dorset NHS hospital shake-up agreed

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Plans to reorganise NHS hospital services in Dorset, cutting beds and closing Poole’s A&E, have been unanimously agreed by health bosses.Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) unveiled its recommendations last week, aimed at avoiding a projected funding shortfall of £158m by 2021.Anti-cuts protesters gathered in Dorchester as the CCG’s governing body met to approve the proposals.More than 130 people packed into the Dorford Centre to hear the decision.More on this and other stories from across the South of England

Under the plans, Poole Hospital will lose its A&E, maternity and paediatric services to Bournemouth and will instead become a centre for planned treatment and operations.A question mark remains over the future of Dorchester’s paediatric and maternity departments after the CCG agreed Dorset County Hospital should find ways to share a consultant-led service with Yeovil District Hospital in Somerset.
Source: BBC Somerset