Public consultation process says no to closure of Dilke and Lydney hospitals

Full story in GloucestershireLive, 8 January 2018

Campaigners are demanding the NHS drops plans to close two community hospitals and replace them with a new single £11 million facility after local people rejected the idea.

More than 3,000 people filled in a survey distributed across the Forest of Dean during a 12 week consultation into the plans put forward by health chiefs.

And campaigners are demanding the plans are dropped immediately because the final report says that 46 per cent of those who took part, 1,534 people, rejected the controversial proposal which would halve the number of beds.