A petition has been launched to save Chorley A&E.
Hospital bosses have revealed that from Monday at 8am, Chorley and South Ribble’s A&E will be downgraded to an Urgent Care Centre, which cannot treat serious or life-threatening cases.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust says the closure is temporary, caused by an acute staffing crisis that means both Preston and Chorley’s A&Es cannot be safely staffed.
They say they have just eight of the 14 doctors needed to staff the middle grade doctor rota.
Now a petition has been launched to put more funds into the NHS in Lancashire, so Chorley A&E department can remain open. You can sign it here.