Two hospitals in Gloucestershire, UK, have revised their money-saving plans to close up to 200 beds.

The first phase of the closure, due to begin on 1 April, was delayed after criticism from local councillors and feedback from public consultation.

The NHS hospitals trust agreed to save 40 beds at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital while 55 beds will be kept on standby, although they could still be subject to closure at a later date.

The bed-closure plan for Cheltenham General Hospital has been dropped for the time being, according to