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Save King George A&E march today

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 March 2017

Public demonstration outside Redbridge Town Hall urging councillors to oppose the NHS's current sustainability and transformation plan which would close King George Hospital's A&E department. (Credit: Ken Mears)

Public demonstration outside Redbridge Town Hall urging councillors to oppose the NHS's current sustainability and transformation plan which would close King George Hospital's A&E department. (Credit: Ken Mears)

Ken Mears

Campaigners are holding a march from Valentines Park to Redbridge Town Hall today, to protest the planned closure of the borough’s only emergency unit.

Organised by Andy Walker, protesters will convene in Perth Road, Gants Hill, at 1.30pm before walking to the town hall in High Road, Ilford for a debate and rally at 3pm.

The campaigners want to halt plans to turn King George A&E, in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, into a urgent care centre.

Speaking at the rally will be MPs Mike Gapes and Wes Streeting, Redbridge Assembly Member Keith Prince and council leader Cllr Jas Athwal.

The Recorder will be chairing questions from the audience.

Follow @ilfordrecorder and the Ilford Recorder’s Facebook page for updates, and see next week’s paper for a full report.

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