Council will not appeal hospital High Court verdict

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Horton Hospital

Stratford District Council will not appeal a High Court ruling concerning Banbury’s Horton Hospital, conceding that they believe there is little chance of success.

In December Stratford District Council and a number of neighbouring councils brought a legal challenge into the way the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group had conducted a public consultation into proposed service changes at the Horton.

Their objection centred on the OCCG’s decision to split the consultation into the changes into two, but the challenge proved unsuccessful with Justice Mostyn concluding the argument was strong on rhetoric but lacking hard data.

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