Forest of Dean District Councillor, Jackie Fraser, said:
“I fully support the HOLD Campaign. Our two community hospitals offer excellent services and 47 beds. GCS proposes one new hospital with half the number of beds and no inkling as to what services would be provided.
“With the projected new housing to be built across the Forest of Dean we need more not less.
“This proposal is government asset-stripping policy as proposed in the Naylor Review. The £11 million should be spent on our two existing hospitals. The results of the public consultation show the people want to keep the Dilke and Lydney hospitals.
“Well done to HOLD in leading the fight for our community hospitals.”