PICTURES: Hundreds of campaigners call for Weston General Hospital's A&E to be 'saved'

PUBLISHED: 07:21 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 07:47 07 November 2017

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to 'Save Weston A&E', organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

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Campaigners called for Weston General Hospital's A&E to be 'saved' at a town centre rally on Saturday.

It has been ‘temporarily’ closed overnight for 10 hours a day by Weston Area Health NHS Trust for the past four months amid safety concerns over a lack of staff.

The trust says a recruitment drive is ongoing, but it is not in a position to say when the 10pm-8am closure will be reversed.

Protesters met at the Italian Gardens before marching up the High Street.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

MORE: Weston General Hospital is ‘dying’ – Cllr Bob Garner.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

The event was organised by The Save Weston A&E Campaign, which is a partnership of Protect Our NHS North Somerset, The North Somerset & Weston Trades Council, and Weston Labour Party and an estimated 300 people supported the rally.

Richard Lawson, of the Green Party, criticised the Government for not funding the NHS properly.

Addressing the crowd, he said: “We are in the process of losing Weston A&E.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

“Since July, it has been closed at night, because of difficulties getting doctors.

“This is a national problem, made worse by Weston’s small size.”

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

MORE: Thousands used Weston A&E overnight last year, NHS Digital reveals.

Weston General Hospital will hold a board meeting today (Tuesday) in which an update on the A&E is expected.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

Campaigners marching through Weston town centre earlier this month.Campaigners marching through Weston town centre earlier this month.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.A march to ‘Save Weston A&E’, organised by Weston Labour Party and Protect Our NHS North Somerset.

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