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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5210

Review of Ealing Hospital A&E downgrade is rejected: Ealing Council has lost its bid for a judicial review of the proposed downgrading of Ealing Hospital’s accident and emergency department. It is one of four hospitals—along with Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Central Middlesex—that could see their A&E departments replaced by urgent care centres as specialised emergency care is centralised in five “super hospitals” in northwest London. A final decision will be taken by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, after he receives a report from an independent panel …

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