Demonstrators protest in Colchester at NHS plans
Nearly 800 people have taken part in a demonstration against plans to reorganise the NHS in Essex.
The protestors in Colchester say the plans could see the downgrading of A&E units at Southend Hospital and Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
But Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust said any plans were subject to public consultation.
A spokesman for the trust added it was "committed to the delivery of high quality care".
Emily Cornell, chair of the Colchester People's Assembly - which organised the march, said: "We have had a great response to calling the march, especially from people at the hospital who know only too well how vital the NHS is to themselves and their families."