New Cross Walk-In Centre threatened with closure

There's still a couple of weeks to give your views on proposals to close the NHS Walk-in Centre at the Waldron Health Centre in New Cross. The Walk-in opened in March 2010 and offers appointments with a GP 'for patients who are unable to get an appointment with their GP with a minor injury or ...

Lewisham Support for Junior Doctors

So tomorrow's planned 24 hour strike by Junior Doctors in the NHS has been called off pending further negotiations after health secretary Jeremy Hunt backed down and agreed that he would not unilaterally impose a new contract on them. Junior Doctors and their supporters have been organising at local hospitals, including at Lewisham where banners ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Conference

Well we might have saved Lewisham Hospital from closure of key services and downgrading in 2013, but NHS services everywhere are under threat from funding cuts and more. Next month Save Lewisham Hospital campaign is holding a conference at Goldsmiths in New Cross. They say:'Why is our NHS under threat and what can we do ...

Rivoli Fundraiser for Save Lewisham Hospital

A couple of weeks ago I was out for a run, and we came across somebody on Ladywell Fields who had fallen off her bike and cut her head. There was no panic - we knew we were just around the corner from Lewisham Hospital's A&E Department, and when we called for an ambulance it ...

Question Time in New Cross and the ongoing campaign to save the NHS

BBC Question Time was broadcast from Goldsmiths in New Cross last week, as it was in January 2013. At that time the campaign against the closure of services at Lewisham Hospital was at its peak, and there was a lively demonstration outside as well as  a determined presence inside which made sure the issue was ...

Question Time in Lewisham Again

Last January BBC Question Time was broadcast from Goldsmiths in New Cross at the height of the campaign to Save Lewisham Hospital. The campaign dominated the night, both outside where there was a demonstration, and inside where the issue was the big story on the programme itself.A year later, on Thursday 9 January 2014, the ...