Councillors rallied behind health campaigners today to challenge plans to axe the A&E unit at the NHS's northern birthplace.
NHS chiefs want to close the unit at Trafford General Hospital in Greater Manchester, where Nye Bevan launched the NHS in 1948.
But councillors on the Manchester and Trafford joint he alth scrutiny committee said the plans were "not in the interests of the health service or patients of Trafford and Manchester."
Save Trafford General chairman Matthew Finnegan said he was delighted local councillors had backed its fight.
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