Celebrations at Lewisham Hospital as Government Loses Appeal

Celebrations outside Lewisham Hospital tonight, following the Court of Appeal's ruling today that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts  to maternity and emergency services at Lewisham Hospital. Of course the High Court had ruled to this effect earlier in the year, but the Government had appealed the decision - thankfully ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Victory Parade Tomorrow

From Save Lewisham Hospital campaign:'We will be holding a VICTORY PARADE through LEWISHAM and PARTY IN THE PARK Saturday 14th September! Meet at 12 NOON, Lewisham Roundabout (nr train station) followed by a celebration in Ladywell Fields!We want to THANK the INCREDIBLE Lewisham community for your amazing support and to celebrate together our victory at ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Victory Dance

 The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign secured a historic legal victory last month when the High Court ruled that the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, had acted unlawfully in deciding to substantially cut services and close departments at Lewisham Hospital.However the fight is not over yet, as on the last day it could ...

Lewisham Hospital Judgement Day

Wednesday July 31st is an important day in the campaign to keep emergency and maternity services open at Lewisham Hospital, with the judgement due on the legal challenges to the closure plans brought by the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and Lewisham Council.People will be gathering at the Royal Court of Justice at 10:30 am for ...

Lewisham Hospital latest – and my tour of A&E

Still waiting for the outcome of the judicial reviews into the Government's planned reductions in services at Lewisham Hospital. Two weeks ago at the High Court both the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and Lewisham Council submitted their cases that the plans were unlawful.Campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice on 2 JulyOn 29 June, the ...

Save Lewisham Hospital Public Meeting

The Save Lewisham Hospital campaign is holding a public meeting on Thursday 25th April, 7 pm in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, with speakers including Colin Leys, John Lister, Louise Irvine, Rachel Maskell and Pat Smtih. They say: 'Lewisham Hospital is still under threat of closure of its A+E and maternity. The magnificent ...

Lewisham Hospital: calling all pensioners

On March 16th around 500 people defied the pouring rain to join the 'Born in Lewisham Hospital' protest against the threat to materntiy and emergency services at the hospital (see report and photos by Andy Worthington). Lots of children and indeed adults who had been born at Lewisham took part.(photo by Andy Worthington)Next week, the ...

Born in Lewisham Hospital

Tens of thousands of people have been born in Lewisham Hospital, but the number being born there in the future will be radically reduced if the Government presses ahead with its plan to slash maternity and emergency services there. Here's a few Lewisham babies all grown up...Sid Vicious, born Simon John Ritchie in Lewisham Hospital on 10 ...