TV star leads protest to save Trafford hospital's A&E

Matthew Kelly with protestors Credit: Mel Barham

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.

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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.