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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 10:17 GMT 11:17 UK
Hospitals likely to win reprieve
Walnuttree Hospital campaigners
Local residents campaigned against Walnuttree's closure
Hospitals facing closure could win reprieves but lose their in-patient beds, primary care trust managers are likely to decide.

Revised plans on health cover in West Suffolk will reveal Walnuttree Hospital in Sudbury is to stay open until a replacement is built.

The managers holding an extraordinary meeting in Bury St Edmunds will also save Newmarket Hospital from closure.

But in-patient beds are likely to be lost at both hospitals.

Heathfields mental health centre in Newmarket had been recommended for closure but may also get a reprieve.

Local people have been fighting hospital closures.


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