Council chief demands ‘hospital A&E reopens’

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A CIVIC chief has written to the government demanding that the accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of Hartlepool is reopened.

Hartlepool Council chairman Carl Richardson last night posted a letter to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley informing him that the full council recently unanimously backed a motion of no confidence against bosses at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

A copy of the letter has been given to the Mail to highlight the strength of feeling from within the council chamber.

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