London A&E changes: Protests over hospital plans
Plans to shake up accident and emergency units in London hospitals have caused outrage, with protesters calling it a "sad day".
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said his plans, which include downgrading A&E at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith hospitals, would put more resources into frontline care and would ensure there was less duplication of services.
Dr Mark Spencer, from NHS, North West London, describes the changes which would also affect the A&E unit at Ealing Hospital.
Julian Bell, Labour leader of Ealing Council said it was a "sad day" for his local hospital and that as "blue light ambulances" would no longer be taken to Ealing, that meant to him it was "not an A&E" unit.
30 Oct 2013
- From the section London