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HEALTH bosses are to lobby the Government over proposals which could see Hartlepool’s public health allocation slashed by more than £2m.

From April 2013, Hartlepool Borough Council will be responsible for public health services as part of a national shake-up.

Public health funding this year for Hartlepool stands at £7.685m but there are fears under proposals the allocation could be cut to £5.297m within the next few years.

Health bosses sitting on the town’s shadow health and wellbeing board have stressed it is only an indicative amount based on a proposed formula.

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