9000 sign hospital petition

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.

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Matthew Kelly joins protest to save Trafford hospital's A&E

Campaigners fighting the partial closure of Trafford General Hospital have received celebrity backing.

Urmston-born actor Matthew Kelly has become patron of the protest group set up to try to save the hospital's A and E and childrens' services.

More than 9000 people have already signed a petition opposing the closures.

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