Boost for Trafford General Hospital campaigners

Messenger Newspapers: Councillors voted to refer the plans to Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt (pictured) Councillors voted to refer the plans to Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt (pictured)

THE campaign to save services at Trafford General Hospital was given a major boost last night as councillors voted to refer the plans to Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

A meeting of the joint all-party Trafford and Manchester City Council health scrutiny committee unanimously voted to refer the closure plans to the Health Secretary.

This came ahead of a meeting today of the Trafford Strategic Programme Board, which is due to give its final recommendation on the proposals, which include downgrading the hospital's A & E department.

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