'Deeply worrying' future for Ealing and Charing Cross

Labour says today's announcement from Jeremy Hunt is "deeply worrying". The London Assembly's member for Ealing and Hillingdon added:

"The Secretary of State had a chance today to announce Ealing and Charing Cross would stay open as fully functioning and resourced A&E units, but all he said was they will stay open 'in a different shape or size'.

"This sounds very similar to the original announcement on Lewisham Hospital's A&E, which led to the ill-fated attempt to downgrade them."

A review into health services in north west London has been carried out since 2009 Credit: Press Association

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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.