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The Future of Lewisham Hospital

I am very concerned by the Secretary of State for Health’s announcement on 31 January that Lewisham’s A&E is to be downgraded and that the full maternity service will be replaced by a midwife-led birthing unit. I believe this announcement is tantamount to the closure of the A&E and am appalled by the way in which this decision has [...]

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Urging Mr Hunt to Save Lewisham Hospital

This is just a quick update on the meeting that took place yesterday between South London MPs and the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt. In response to last week’s urgent question in the Commons by Lewisham Deptford MP Joan Ruddock, Mr Hunt offered to meet with MPs affected by the proposals to close [...]

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Stepping up the pressure to Save Lewisham Hospital

Earlier this week the final report of the Special Administrator appointed by Government to sort out the financial problems of the South London Healthcare Trust was published. This report, which is now with the Secretary of State for Health for a final decision at the beginning of February, proposes that Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department close [...]