FOLLOWING last year's controversial proposals to redesign the services at Bordon's Chase Community Hospital, the NHS has drawn up three draft options.

But these have been criticised for being too extreme - one option proposes the removal of all the beds, the others propose doubling of the number of beds.

The proposals to remove the beds at the Chase Hospital and reinvest the money proved contentious in October, when 3,000 people signed a petition to save the service.

But the NHS argued that, because the beds are underused and therefore expensive to keep, the model of care provided by the hospital could be drastically improved with the re-allocation of funds.

For full story, see this week's Bordon Herald.