It’s your vote

Should consultants be removed from Hartlepool hospital’s paediatric day unit?

From November, the paediatric day unit at the Holdforth Road site will operate with nurses.

It comes just weeks after Hartlepool Borough Council backed a motion for no more services to be removed from the site until a new hospital was built.

Health bosses deny the service is being downgraded, and say the changes will make “no difference” to patients.

But Save Our Hospital chairman Keith Fisher is angered by the news.