It’s your vote

More than 600 protestors marched through the streets in a last-gasp bid to try to save the accident and emergency department at Hartlepool hospital.

Health chiefs announced earlier this month that the A&E department at the University Hospital of Hartlepool was to close next Tuesday after an independent review deemed the facility “unfit for purpose”.

They have insisted that the protest won’t change plans.

Today we are readers if they think it is too late to save the hospital’s A&E department.