Protest against A&E closures

Demonstrations against the closure of A&E departments in at West London are due to take place this lunchtime.

The protest is the culmination of a week of action against the plan to close the accident and emergency departments at Hammersmith, Charing Cross, Ealing and Central Middlesex hospitals.

There'll be a rally in Lyric Square in Hammersmith, while in Kingston protestors will march from Kingston Hospital to the Kingston Guildhall.

Both events start at midday.

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Week long hospital protests

The week of protests against hospital reform comes to an end today. Defend London's NHS has seen a coalition of doctors, patients and health workers unite against plans to downgrade A&Es and other vital hospital services in the capital.