Saturday 12 January 2013

Lewisham Hospital campaign gets national coverage

When the Question Time bandwagon announced it was rolling in to Goldsmith's College for the first show of the year, there was a flurry of excitement about the prospect of proposals for Lewisham Hospital finally getting national recognition. 

And despite audience members not being allowed to ask direct questions about the subject (apparently it's 'too local' - even though if it is approved, it will have national implications), the presence of a protest outside, campaigners in the audience, and of course panellists from all three parties wanting to jump on the bandwagon, the subject got a considerable amount of coverage.

If you didn't see it, you can watch it on iplayer (the debate about Lewisham starts about halfway through if you want to save yourself the bother of watching the rest of it).

In the meantime there is another march organised for Saturday 26th January, which will be your last chance to protest before health secretary Jeremy Hunt makes his decision about whether to implement the recommendations of the 'special administrator' to close Lewisham's A&E.

The march starts from the roundabout by Lewisham Station at 12 noon on 26 January and ends with a rally at Mountsfield Park. 

For more about the campaign. and to find out how you can help, visit 

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