Trafford General Hospital's A&E department to close

A general view of the Trafford General Hospital in Manchester.
A general view of the Trafford General Hospital in Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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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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.