VIDEO: Burnley children’s ward closure to be reviewed

THE decision by health bosses to close Burnley’s children’s ward is to be reviewed by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2010, 2:20 pm

Members of Lancashire County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee voted in favour of sending the move, part of the controversial Meeting Patients’ Needs programme, to be independently reviewed at a meeting this morning.

They said they were not satisfied the closure of Deerplay Ward at Burnley General Hospital, scheduled for next month, was in the best interests of health services in the area.

Before the meeting around 25 Burnley people met with members of the committee to voice their opposition to the proposals.