Plan to halve number of A&E hospitals

The first evidence of the scale of NHS reorganisation that ministers want to push through across England came yesterday in health authority documents suggesting the number of hospitals providing full emergency services may be halved.

In the Guardian yesterday, the NHS chief executive, David Nicholson, unveiled plans to redesign the the NHS to improve care by concentrating key services at fewer hospitals.

He said there would be up to 60 “reconfigurations”, including an overhaul of A&E, paediatrics and maternity services.

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