Update on plans to downgrade local hospitals


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Councillor Gary Malcolm, attended a public meeting at Ealing Town Hall which discussed recent cuts that have been made to health services including the closure of Accident & Emergency (A&E) wards at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith hospitals, and the closure of the maternity and children’s A&E services at Ealing Hospital.



Councillor Gary Malcolm said: “Plans include shutting much of Charing Cross hospital and also downgrading Ealing Hospital. A hospital without an A&E, that performs no surgery and with no overnight beds, is not a hospital.”

Gary Malcolm spoke at the packed meeting, said: “We must continue to fight to save our hospital which has been going on since the A&E was first threatened under the last Labour government. The Liberal Democrats support an additional 1p on income tax for the NHS.”


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