NHS A&E Closures

A decision on plans to close four Accident and Emergency units in north-west London will be made this afternoon.

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Hunt agrees to refer A&E closures to independent panel

The plans to close A&E units at four London hospitals will be referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel for more detailed assessment and review.

The proposed NHS cuts would be its biggest single closure programme in its history. Credit: NHS

The proposed closure of Charing Cross Hospital along with the closures of Hammersmith, Ealing and Central Middlesex A&E provision following a limited period of consultation has been challenged both in the Commons and by EalingCouncil.

Andy Slaughter MP, put the request to Jeremy Hunt in the Commons this afternoon and although Hammersmith and Fulham Council were in support of these closures,Mr Hunt immediately replied that he would refer the plans to the IRP if Ealing Council were in support.

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