Accident and Emergency Department at Central Middlesex Hospital will close
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Announcement made this evening as part of controversial Shaping a Healthier Future plans
The Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Central Middlesex Hospital is to close following a lengthy consultation and in house discussions from NHS bosses today.
The unit in Acton Lane, Park Royal, has been axed as part as the controversial Shaping a Healthier Future (SAHF) plans.
The closure comes despite the unit undergoing a £62m refurbishment only six years ago.
The proposals attracted considerable opposition from Brent’s residents who claim they were never given a chance to fight for their hospital.
Under all four options of the plans, which were announced last summer, the unit faced closure.
The A option which was chosen will result in Northwick Park Hospital in Watford Road, Sudbury, being the only hospital serving the borough with an A&E.
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Hillingdon Hospital and St Mary’s in Paddington will also retain a casualty unit.
But casualty units will also be axed at Hammersmith, Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals.
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