Lewisham Hospital campaigners win High Court battle

A High Court judge has quashed plans by the government to cut services at Lewisham hospital.

A High Court judge has quashed plans by the government to cut services at Lewisham hospital.

Mr Justice Silber declared at the end of the three day hearing that the government’s decision to reduce services “unlawful” as the secretary of state for health had breached provisions of the National Health Services Act 2006.

He added that Mr Hunt acted outside his powers when he announced to Parliament in January that casualty and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital would be downgraded.

The ruling marks a victory for the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign, which had been lobbying against the changes.

 

 

One Response to “Lewisham Hospital campaigners win High Court battle”

  1. Che Bramley

    A judge protects an Organisation but another Judge lets down disabled individuals yes such a fair Justice System we have in the UK. NOT !

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