Campaigners accused health chiefs of putting lives at risk after the announcement today that the A&E and acute service departments at four west London hospitals are set to be closed down.
The changes announced by the NHS North West London today include the closure of Charing Cross as a major hospital, while Hammersmith, Central Middlesex and Ealing Hospitals will lose their A&E departments.
Hospitals spokesman Mark Honigsbaum said: "Now we know the truth. Charing Cross will be closed and replaced by a community care clinic with no A&E, no intensive care unit and no acute stroke services.
"This is a poor deal that potentially puts residents' lives at risk. The council should be ashamed of itself."
Hammersmith MP and Save Our Hospitals campaigner Andy Slaughter: "This is a sleazy deal between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and local NHS to close both the borough's A&E departments."
A rally against the cuts will be held tomorrow at Lyric Square in Hammersmith from 12pm.