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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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Changes to A&E services 'driven by local doctors'

Changes to services across north west London have been designed and driven by local doctors and healthcare professionals who know their patients best.

When local doctors tell me that lives can be saved and patient care improved, I will not hesitate to act.

Today's changes will put patients at the centre of the NHS in north-west London, giving them better access to care 24/7 at home, at GP surgeries, in hospitals and in the community.

– Jeremy Hunt MP, Health Secretary

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