Local Guardian reports: The future of St Helier hospital looks darker than ever after a leak revealed health bosses are proposing to severely downgrade it.

Last year the controversial Better Services Better Value healthcare review recommended the closure of St Helier’s accident and emergency and maternity department while it became a centre for elective care (operations).

However, a leak has revealed BSBV’s preferred option for the region’s healthcare is St Helier becoming a "local hospital" losing its A&E and maternity and Epsom also losing their frontline services but becoming a centre for elective care.

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