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Hospital bosses confident in new London A&E services

One month on from the closure of two accident and emergency units in London, hospital bosses say they are confident in the replacement service - even though there are still not enough beds.

Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&E units have been replaced with 24-hour urgent care centres, which generally care for walk-in patients.

Patients requiring an ambulance will now go to either St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, Northwick Park, Charing Cross or Ealing hospitals.

BBC London's Karl Mercer spoke to David McVittie, chief executive of North West London Hospitals and Dr Ruth Brown, a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare.

  • 10 Oct 2014
  • From the section London