A judicial review could hinder a provisional decision to close an accident and emergency department as part of reconfiguration plans.

A judicial review could hinder a provisional decision to close an accident and emergency department as part of reconfiguration plans.

Rochdale Infirmary in Greater Manchester is to become a 'locality hospital' following a review of adult healthcare in north-east Manchester.

Liberal Democrat MP for Rochdale Paul Rowen is seeking a review on the grounds that there was no genuine consultation despite a six-month public discussion. A joint committee of six primary care trusts decided that Rochdale Infirmary, which is run by Pennine Acute Hospitals trust, will offer dental, mental health, and social services, and an 'urgent care centre', which the PCTs say will treat 85 per cent of patients seen by A&E.