Hospital bosses told to keep closure plans on hold

Hospital bosses have been told to keep on hold plans to cut 200 beds and save millions of pounds.

They were questioned this morning by Gloucestershire County Council's Health Scrutiny team, who told them to go out and consult more before making and decision.

NHS Chiefs were hauled before the committee, who were angry that they were not consulted when the plans were revealed last month, today Dr Frank Harsent said sorry.

Chair is Andrew Gravells told Heart how the meeting went:

Listen to Andrew Gravells

2000 people have already signed up to a Facebook site calling for ward 2a at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to be saved.

It is one of a number of wards that will be affected by plans to cut 200 beds at Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General hospitals, to help the NHS save £27 million.