Pat Hall, 65, a retired dental receptionist rants about the hospital, having had a visit there for treatment.
She said: “It upsets and annoys me that they’re taking the hospital away, particularly the ICU unit. I was in there myself last year and the care I got was second to none, and it was the same when I was transferred to the ward. It’s a sin and a shame that they’re taking a perfectly good hospital away from us for no reason at all. My husband and I don’t drive so if we have to go to North Tees I don’t know how we’ll get there.”