Mayor blasts hospital rumours

Mayor Stuart Drummond
Mayor Stuart Drummond
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TOWN Mayor Stuart Drummond says he is “100 per cent convinced” that a new privately-funded hospital will be built – which will bring about the closure of the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

He has moved to quash any confusion about the future of services for people in Hartlepool and east Durham to show his faith in the town getting a new world-class facility.

He says he is “confident” that the Government and the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will “be in a position to make some positive announcements about the new £300m hospital over the next couple of months”.

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