The Brent and Kilburn Times website reports today that Central Middlesex A&E is 'certain to close' as part of the 'Shaping a Healthier Future (sic)' proposals which were launched today LINK:
Speaking at the launch, Dr Mark Spencer, medical director for the programme, said:
The certainty of closure will be challenged by local residents and campaigners who are meeting tomorrow evening at The Trades Hall/Apollo Club 375 High Road, NW10 2JR (close to Willesden Bus Garage) to mobilise opposition.. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm. All welcome.We looked at all the options but it is not possible to keep the A&E department open and running as it is now.Unfortunately when the hospital was built, it was far too big and with too many departments for the people it served so it is not viable to keep it open.The hospital still has an Urgent Care Centre which is open 24 hours a day and can treat patients within 4 hours of arrival and that will remain open.