Almost half of all NHS hospital accident and emergency units could be shut if reforms are implemented, the Conservative party has claimed. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said 92 departments out of 204 could be closed down or downgraded if trusts follow official guidance that A&E units should in future cover catchment areas of at least 450,000 people.

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Almost half of all NHS hospital accident and emergency units could be shut if reforms are implemented, the Conservative party has claimed. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley said 92 departments out of 204 could be closed down or downgraded if trusts follow official guidance that A&E units should in future cover catchment areas of at least 450,000 people.

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