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  1. Published on: 16/06/2017 06:24 PMReported by: roving-eye



    Dozens of hospital A&E units are facing closure or being downgraded – and doctors are warning the move could have ‘disastrous’ consequences for the NHS.

    In a series of documents drawn up to remodel the NHS in England, 24 units are marked for potential closure.

    And they’re situated all around the country in areas including, Essex, Surrey, Durham and Somerset.

    Here are the A&E units actively marked for closure or downgrade:

    Alexandra Hospital, Redditch


    Dewsbury and District Hospital

    – Ealing Hospital, west London

    – King George Hospital, east London

    – Poole Hospital, Dorset

    – City Hospital, Birmingham

    – Sandwell District General Hospital

    According to NHS sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), neighbouring units in several areas are set to go ‘head to head’ to decide who stays and who goes.

    The winner will remain a full A&E unit, and the loser will face closure or downgrade.

    Here are the A&E units facing closure or downgrade in STP documents:

    – George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

    – Queens Hospital, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

    – Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

    – Southend University Hospital, Essex

    – County Hospital, Stafford

    – Horton General Hospital, Oxfordshire

    – Milton Keynes University Hospital, Buckinghamshire

    – Bedford Hospital, Bedfordshire

    – Epsom Hospital, Surrey

    – St Helier Hospital, Surrey

    – Kingston Hospital, west London

    – Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury

    – Princess Royal Hospital, Shropshire

    – Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire

    – Darlington Memorial, Durham

    – University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton-on-Tees

    – Macclesfield General Hospital, Cheshire

    – Scarborough General Hospital, North Yorkshire

    – Southport District General Hospital, Merseyside

    – Charing Cross Hospital, west London

    – Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Lancashire

    – Grantham Hospital, Lincolnshire

    – Warrington Hospital, Cheshire

    – Weston General Hospital, Somerset

    – Tameside General Hospital, Greater Manchester

    – Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, Greater Manchester

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    Your Comments:


  3. Darkside says:16/06/2017 09:40 PM
    Well that's a nice first job for our new MP. Come on Damien, show us what you're made of and stand up for our A&E!

  4. Alikado says:18/06/2017 10:09 AM
    This was always the Strategy when the Trama Centres were set up.

  5. daviebaby says:18/06/2017 04:17 PM
    This has been in the planning stage for the past 2 years!
    I heard whispers that far back, it look's like its Fazakerley for us all -

  6. jonnybgood says:18/06/2017 10:44 PM
    May as well turn it into a nursing home,as it won't be much use as a hospital the way things are going.


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