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Harrington HealthCare System will close its 11-bed inpatient pediatric unit at Harrington Memorial Hospital in March after years of declining volume.

The Southbridge hospital said in a statement that the Harrington HealthCare System Board of Directors voted in late 2018 to close the unit. From 2016 to 2017, the unit saw a 9 percent decline in volume, and in 2018, the average inpatient census was just 1.5 patients a day. The hospital said in a statement that the closure follows “a trend showing families…