3. Durham, Darlington, Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby
What issues have been raised about this STP?
Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re-organise care. However getting the deficit under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.
A&E’s to close at Hartlepool and Auckland Hospital.
Closure of mental health wards at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital.
A possible downgrading of ‘consultant-led maternity and paediatric services’ is also being considered.