A&E closure 'not good enough'
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Chorley MP's fury over extended A&E closure

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle says he is "so angry" about the extended closure of the town's hospital A&E department.

Chorley Hospital in Lancashire was downgraded to an urgent care centre in April but was due to reopen this month.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said staffing levels were still too low to operate a "safe and sustainable" A&E unit and it will remain closed until at least April 2017, when the situation will be reviewed.

Mr Hoyle accused the trust of being "incapable" and called for the management to resign.

  • 04 Aug 2016