Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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 lodge its appeal (21 August 2013) the Government lodged a formal application to take July’s judgment by Mr Justice Silber to the Court of Appeal.
Rosa Curling from law firm Leigh Day, who represented the Save Lewisham Hospital Group said: “We remain confident that the Court of Appeal will uphold Mr Justice Silber's decision and we intend to request an urgent hearing so the ongoing uncertainty facing the Hospital can be brought to an end as a matter of priority."
Funds will be needed for the next stage of the campaign, and Save Lewisham Hospital is holding a fundtraiser and victory dance at the Rivoli Ballroom on Friday 27th September (7:30 pm start). Live music from the Tony Patience Band, plus DJs. Tickets include a free raffle ticket, prizes include original Martin Rowson Guardian cartoons, signed Millwall FC memorabilia.