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Campaigner's hope for Flint hospital closure rethink

A referendum over whether an NHS hospital should be saved in a Flintshire town has been won by an overwhelmingly majority.

The hospital in Flint closed last year, and opponents have turned to a little-known law to trigger a vote.

Health officials do not have to act on the outcome but campaigners hope it could force a re-think.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) said its £5m plans for purpose-built health centre in the town is designed to ensure "that care is local, tailored to individual patients needs, and meets clinical standards - now and for the future".

Mike Evans, chair of the Flint Hospital Campaign Group, said the vote gave the community's view a moral authority.

  • 03 Oct 2014
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