A PROTEST march against plans to downgrade Ealing Hospital to a ‘local hospital’ will take place throughout the borough on Saturday, September 15.

The proposed changes would strip Ealing Hospital of nine of the 11 types of service it currently offers, including accident and emergency.

Protester will be gathering in Southall Park at 10am, and Acton Park at 11, before marching towards Ealing Common, where a rally will be held at 1pm with speeches and live music. 

All political parties in Ealing oppose the changes and are urging residents to join the campaign.

Council leader Julian Bell said: “If these plans go ahead, they will leave thousands of people without local access to essential services including A&E, intensive care, maternity and paediatric units.”

An NHS consultation road show will take next Tuesday (September 11) at Ealing Town Hall, where residents can ask questions and give their views.