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Trafford hospital A&E to close

Plans to shut the accident and emergency department at Trafford General Hospital, widely regarded as the birthplace of the NHS, can go ahead, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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A&E closure 'tearing the heart out' of Trafford General

The Save Trafford General campaign said the closure of its A&E department is "tearing the heart out of the hospital".

Matthew Finnegan, the campaign's chairman, said the future of the hospital - widely considered to be the birthplace of the NHS - is now "in real danger".

The Save Trafford General campaign said it is 'tearing the heart out of the hospital'. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mr Finnegan said: "These decisions can't just be made by clinicians - they have got to listen to what local people say. And people want an A&E, it's not an unreasonable request.

"Local people will be appalled and disgusted that they have not been listened to."

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