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More Than 700+ Meet in Lewisham To Save Our NHS

posted 16 Oct 2012, 14:40 by Lewisham KONP   [ updated 30 Dec 2012, 09:22 ]
The Lessof Auditorium, its overspill area and the Calabash centre in Lewisham hosted the biggest NHS meeting in Lewisham - bigger than many of us can ever remember. Speakers including 2 Labour MPs (Jim Dowd & Heidi Alexander) the Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, a UNISON steward, someone from the Save Our Local Hospitals campaign, an A & E worker alongside local GP Louise Irvine spoke from the platforms. Many people spoke from the floor.
Under the umbrella of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign local health campaigners came together to discuss the situation and the way forward. The heat, energy and enthsusiasm - along with anger was clear to those who attended. A unified fight to save our whole NHS from privatisation was a clear theme from the meeting. The attacks, underlined in the Trust Special Administrators' draft report, spell serious trouble for healthcare in south east London including leaving 1 A & E for 750,000 residents. Tens of thousands of flyers were distributed for the Lewisham NHS demo on 24th November. See what you can do by clicking here. Photos and video from the meetings on the 8th will be posted here shortly!