HEALTH bosses in south Worcestershire have pledged to bring down the numbers of over-75s dying from respiratory disease.

The commitment was made by the governing body of the South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group as it agreed its operating plan for the next two years at a meeting on Thursday, March 27.

There were 72 deaths in this category reported in 2012/13 and the board has pledged to bring this down to 65 or lower in the coming year.