Anger over A&E downgrades

A local council has decided to launch legal proceedings against NHS officials who decided to downgrade four A&E departments in London.

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Council faces a "David versus Goliath struggle"

Ealing Hospital Credit: PA

Services at Ealing, CentralMiddlesex, Charing Cross and Hammersmith hospitals are among those that are being affected. Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council,said:

"We are facing a David versus Goliath struggle to protect our local hospitals but will use every option open to us, including going to court, to fight to keep these vital services for our residents.

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