Central Middlesex Hospital’s A&E unit closure plans expected to be announced today

Central Middlesex Hospital

Central Middlesex Hospital - Credit: Archant

Health bosses expected to wield the axe on casualty department

Hospital bosses are expected to confirm today the closure of Central Middlesex Hospital’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) unit.

The A&E at the building in Acton Lane, Harlesden, will be closed and the hospital will be reclassified as a local and elective hospital with an urgent care centre.

The recommendations, which come under the Shaping a Healthier Future plans, are set out in a report due to be discussed and finalised at around 4.30pm.

It follows months of protests from local campaigners including two petitions and a march through the streets of Brent.

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The closure also comes despite the casualty unit undergoing a £62m redevelopment just six years ago.

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