Why don't the NHS say no to A&E closure?

READING in the Post November 18, 2009 Protest at hospital closure on November 21. How can the local authorities including Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering not speak out and stand up against the government s proposals to close down the A&E dep

READING in the Post November 18, 2009 Protest at hospital closure on November 21. How can the local authorities including Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering not speak out and stand up against the government's proposals to close down the A&E department of King George's Hospital?

Can any of the above named authorities tell the residents of these boroughs just how many people live here or are they still counting the population from the last census, and as for Wilson Chowdry's remark about a large black minority that are more susceptible to stroke and diabetes, these illnesses are nothing to do with colour.

I have had member of my family die with the same complaints.

Perhaps a few members of Parliament would care to come to see how busy the A&E at King George's always is.

How can they consider closing it? More people less need for health care?

Edith Carter

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