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Hunt’s appeal against decision not to downgrade Lewisham Hospital services to be heard today

Hunt’s appeal against decision not to downgrade Lewisham Hospital services to be heard today

Secretary of Health Jeremy Hunt will appeal today, against a High Court ruling that the Government could not downgrade Lewisham Hospital services. Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners will be holding a rally outside the High Court on the Strand from 9.30am. The Master of the Rolls and Lords Justices Sullivan and…

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners celebrate victory

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners celebrate victory

Lewisham Hospital campaigners held a sell-out victory fundraiser at the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park on Friday, September 27. The “Spirit of Lewisham” event sought to celebrate the efforts of year long campaigning and fundraise the enduring battle to save the Lewisham A&E. Save Lewisham Hospital campaign organiser, Jos Bell…

Lewisham Hospital High Court solicitor on award shortlist

Lewisham Hospital High Court solicitor on award shortlist

A solicitor at the forefront of the legal action to protect the services of Lewisham Hospital has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards of the legal calendar by The Law Society. Kath Nicholson, Head of Law at Lewisham Council, has been shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence…

Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

Christine Ohuruogu launches Hackney athletics facility

World champion 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu launched the world’s first ever Compact Athletics Facility in Hackney on September 18 with the help of children from Stoke Newington School. The Olympics legacy facility, which includes a sprint straight, a long jump straight and pit, a high jump area, a running trail around the…

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners victory parade

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners victory parade

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigners and supporters staged a victory parade and party on September 14 to celebrate the campaign’s achievements over the last year, to say ‘thank-you’ and to prepare for a fightback against the unexpected appeal by Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt. Despite the rainy weather, several hundred people…

Stonehenge comes to east London Open Festival

Stonehenge comes to east London Open Festival

A life-size bouncy castle designed to look like Stonehenge is coming to east London as part of this month’s Open East Festival. Sacrilege, an installation by the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, will take up residence in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which straddles four east London boroughs including Tower Hamlets…

Campaigners victorious as High Court judge quashes government’s plans to cut services at Lewisham Hospital

Campaigners victorious as High Court judge quashes government’s plans to cut services at Lewisham Hospital

  A High Court judge has ruled against government plans to cut A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital following a legal challenge by campaigners and Lewisham Council. In a judgement delivered on July 31, Mr Justice Silber said that recommendations and decisions to cut services at the hospital must…

The National Health Service at 65: Lewisham community and hospital cuts campaigners gather to celebrate

The National Health Service at 65: Lewisham community and hospital cuts campaigners gather to celebrate

Residents, community campaigners and hospital workers came together today at the War Memorial opposite Lewisham Hospital to celebrate 65 years of the National Health Service. The celebration party also rallied supporters of the on-going campaign to stop cuts and downgrading of services at Lewisham Hospital. “This is a fantastic day…

Spirits high as Save Lewisham Hospital campaign goes national and legal [Audio]

Spirits high as Save Lewisham Hospital campaign goes national and legal [Audio]

At a meeting at Goldsmiths College on Thursday April 26 , speakers from the health professions and the local community restated their commitment to protect Lewisham Hospital services from being downgraded. Contributions at the meeting were made from invited guests and members of the public. Speakers sought to make connections…

Boris to lobby Government over Lewisham Hospital

Boris  to lobby Government over Lewisham Hospital

Members of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign are celebrating this week, after Boris Johnson pledged to: “Seek assurances, as I have done many times already, that any changes to services at Lewisham Hospital will improve healthcare locally and that clinical outcomes will not be affected.” Johnson also promised to meet…