No set date for reopening Weston General A&E department overnight

Campaigners wore Christmas jumpers and sang carols. Credit: ITV West Country

The NHS Trust in charge of Weston General Hospital says there is no anticipated date for reopening the Accident and Emergency department overnight.

Protestors held a candlelit vigil outside the hospital ahead of a board meeting this morning.

The A&E department has been closing between 10pm and 8am since July due to staffing issues.

Protestors held a candlelit vigil outside the hospital. Credit: ITV West Country

In a statement, Weston Area Health NHS Trust says while it is making progress with recruitment, it would still be potentially unsafe to reopen the department.