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.

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Background to South London A&E closure threat

How we reported the story on London Tonight in June 2012.

Private Finance Initiatives are being blamed for spiralling debts which have put a south London NHS Trust into special measures.

A government-appointed administrator has warned that jobs will go. The Accident and Emergency and Maternity units at Lewisham hospital are under threat of closure as part of an NHS rescue proposal.

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