NHS job losses announced

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South London Healthcare NHS Trust was £65m in the red last year. @londontonight

A government-appointed administrator has confirmed that jobs will be lost in south London hospitals, after South London Healthcare NHS Trust became the first to go into administration.

The new report says the Accident and Emergency unit at Lewisham Hospital is facing closure, along with its maternity unit.

South London Healthcare NHS Trust, which serves one million people in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich, was put into administration in July after going into debt.

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Lewisham A&E under threat

Draft recommendations on the future of hospital provision in south London have been published. Spiralling debts led to South London Healthcare Trust becoming the first NHS trust to be put into administration. Now it faces further closures.