Hunt decision over A&E reforms

Jeremy Hunt has backed the downgrading of two of London's A&E units at Hammersmith and Central Middlesex. Another two, at Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals will keep their A&E units for now but could lose some services being offered.

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A&E reforms explained

Two of London's A&E units threatened with closure were saved today by the Health Secretary.

Or were they? Jeremy Hunt announced a major overhaul of emergency care in North West London.

Hammersmith and Central Middlesex hospitals will lose their emergency departments, while Ealing and Charing Cross will keep theirs - although in a different form. A decision critics said could mean a downgrade in all but name. Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris has the details.

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