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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South London A&E under threat

A newly-refurbished Accident and Emergency department could be closed to help solve the financial crisis afflicting the South London NHS Trust.

The trust is riddled with debt -- and was on the brink of bankruptcy.

The recommendation for shutting Lewisham's A and E comes from a special administrator.It's in draft proposals which now go out for public consultation, before Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt makes a final decision next year.

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