Over 9000 people have signed a petition calling for the A & E department at Trafford General Hospital to be saved. NHS managers say the department is too small to be cost-effective and want to close it.
The actor and TV presenter Matthew Kelly has agreed to become the official Patron of the Save Trafford General campaign group which is fighting to keep the hospital's A & E department open. He was born in Urmston, Greater Manchester. The petition against the closure has 9000 signatures.