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.
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.