Southwold and Patrick Stead hospitals to close

Southwold Hospital. Photo: Nick Butcher

Southwold Hospital. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Southwold and Halesworth's Patrick Stead hospitals are to close following a unanimous vote on the centres' futures today.

The move is part of HealthEast's plan to replace them with out-of-hospital services and beds in care homes.

The decision was voted for at today's meeting of HealthEast's governing body.

In a public consultation earlier this year about 56% of the 1,181 respondents said they were against the closures.

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