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Campaigners celebrate launch of Lewisham A&E report

Campaigners celebrate launch of Lewisham A&E report

Although the legal battle to save Lewisham A&E has been won, the “creeping privatisation” of the NHS is set to continue, a meeting at the House of Lords heard last night. Campaigners gathered to celebrate the publication of the “Report of the Lewisham People’s Commission“, which includes details of June’s…

Spending revealed: Lewisham A&E legal battle has cost the taxpayer over £200,000 to date

Spending revealed: Lewisham A&E legal battle has cost the taxpayer over £200,000 to date

The failed legal battle to close Lewisham Hospital is estimated to have cost taxpayers over £200,000 so far, according to government figures, with more expenditures to come. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the government’s legal challenge and subsequent appeal resulted in the Department of Health…

Victory for Lewisham Hospital as Hunt loses appeal

Victory for Lewisham Hospital as Hunt loses appeal

The Court of Appeal dismissed the Government’s appeal that the TSA had the right to make changes to the Lewisham Healthcare Trust this morning. Jos Bell, spokesperson for Save Lewisham Hospital said: “This is a government that feels that it is above the law and Lewisham says that it is…

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…

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…

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…

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