Petition to save Redditch A&E department signed by 4,000
A petition opposing the potential closure of an accident and emergency unit in Worcestershire has been signed by 4,000 people, organisers say.
A&E could close at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch as part of a shake-up of NHS services in the county.
Protesters were out in Redditch earlier to collect more signatures.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said it needs to save £50m by 2015. Services will also be hit in Worcester and Kidderminster.
A series of public meetings are being held to explain the proposals and to discuss six proposals put forward, four of which recommend closing an A&E department.