It would be appalling if the Whittington A&E were to close. My husband owes his life to it. In February 2003, already with a heart condition, he had breathing difficulties at home. I called an ambulance which arrived quickly and took him to the Whittington. Just as he arrived he suffered a cardiac arrest. It was touch and go while the emergency staff worked on him for sometime but thanks to them he lived and is now enjoying a busy , healthy life. If he had had to go to the Royal Free he would have died before reaching there. We must keep the Whittington A&E open.