BREAKING NEWS: Hospital’s services outlined by health chief

University Hospital of Hartlepool

University Hospital of Hartlepool

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HEALTH chiefs today set out plans to bring some services back to Hartlepool’s hospital – but stressed there will be no return of its A&E department.

Officials from the town’s hospital trust outlined the proposals in a presentation to a council committee.

Carole Langrick, director of strategic development for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said the proposals were part of the Trust’s mission to help patients access services closer to home.

She told the meeting: “It is a continuation of out commitment as a trust to, where we can, enhance provision in Hartlepool, and where we can do that we will do so.

“What this is not is turning the clock back .”

FULL story in Friday’s Mail