Campaigners will hold a spectacular torch-lit procession and vigil in Manchester on Wednesday to try to save the birthplace of the NHS.
The vigil marks the end of a three-month public consultation on the future of critical services at Trafford General Hospital, where then health minister Nye Bevan opened the NHS 68 years ago.
Health bosses want to close the hospital's A&E and intensive care units, end all children's services and stop acute and emergency surgery.
The Save Trafford General campaign, which presented a petition with 12,500 signatories at 10 Downing Street last week, hopes the protest will be an "attention-grabbing protest about these dangerous and irresponsible cuts to our local NHS."
The procession will set off from Golden Hill Park in Umston at 5.30pm, led by two flaming torches, and will march to the Trafford General where candles will be lit and live music played from 6-7pm.