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article imageOp-Ed: Demonstration against hospital closures

By Alexander Baron     Oct 29, 2013 in Health
Brighton - This Saturday there is a demonstration against the ongoing government campaign to trash Lewisham Hospital and others. Your presence will be welcomed.
Last month, the people running the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign organised a victory dance. It was pointed out here that this celebration was premature, now guess what? Yesterday, Monday, the powers-that-be were back at the High Court to argue an appeal.
Regardless of the outcome of this case, the Save Lewisham protesters are taking part in a protest at Brighton on Saturday. In the words of one of the organisers:
"Matthew Kershaw, the Trust Special Administrator who recommended the downgrading of Lewisham A & E, maternity services and acute care services is at it again. Now Kershaw has been promoted to Chief Executive of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals and they are facing Kershaw’s nasty hammer. The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign stands shoulder to shoulder with residents using Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in their campaign to stop Kershaw."
You can get the full details of the demonstration from the Twitter account:
@Wightsaar
or from the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign website.
This is an important campaign against the Coalition Government's manufactured austerity programme, so if you can't get to Brighton, try to support it in some other way. It isn't just the accident and emergency department at Lewisham Hospital that is under threat, it's Ealing Hospital, and indeed the entire National Health Service.
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