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.

1 comment:

Tamin said...

The ticket prices have been made more reasonable - £20 donation still gratefully accepted but also available at a standard rate of £10 and it's now £5 for concessions.

Tickets can be bought on-line - pay through paypal, give your details and they will be reserved for you on the door.

But if you want to save the Campaign the paypal percentage (and save yourself time on the evening) you can get them from Brockley Farmers Market next Saturday 7th September, from New Cross Learning and, of course, from the Campaign stand at the Ladywell Fields Celebration after the Parade on 14th September.