Mothers-to-be in Bridlington will be encouraged to opt for home births
A maternity unit in Bridlington is to close as an NHS trust attempts to claw back £7m of overspending.
Hospital bosses say mothers-to-be in the town will be encouraged to opt for home births.
The move is part of a raft of measures announced by Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare Trust on Friday, in a bid to save £4.5m a year.
The trust also announced a recruitment freeze, but said it did not plan any compulsory redundancies.
While I love the idea that the U.K. is officially promoting home birth, I don't think anyone should tell a woman where to give birth.