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.


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.