|The Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign Group was represented by Irwin Mitchell’s Public Law and Human Rights team during the Court of Appeal hearing.
Helen Smith, the specialist public lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office who is acting for the group, said: “A significant proportion of the local population of South Tyneside are very concerned about the implications of the changes to vital hospital services. They felt strongly that the plans should be reconsidered again. Our clients have fought tirelessly to ensure their voices could be heard on the matter and were pleased to be given the opportunity to do so at the Court of Appeal.
“We feel that strong legal arguments have been made as to why the decision made at the judicial review in December 2018 was incorrect. We now await the judgment.”