Saturday, April 20, 2013

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 passion and determination of Lewisham people in January with 25,000 marching to save our hospital and the roasting given to Mayor Boris Johnson shows Lewisham is a force to be reckoned with. We must build on our success and carry on fighting. The threat to Lewisham Hospital is part of a wide range of attacks by this government on our rights to good local NHS services. These attacks include:

- Privatisation – new laws going through parliament will enforce privatisation
- £20 billion NHS budget cuts leading to hospital closures and staff cuts
- Crippling Private Finance Initiative debts starving hospitals of much needed resources'

On April 9th, around 50 pensioners protested at Lewisham Hospital against threats to services there.

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