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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.

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Lewisham A&E under threat

Draft recommendations have been published following the administration of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

The administrator, Matthew Kershaw, has confirmed there will be job losses, as a result of the trust's spiralling debts.

Lewisham Hospital looks likely to lose its Accident and Emergency and Maternity wards.

A period of consultation is due to begin on the 2nd November, which will end on the 13th December. A report with final recommendations will be delivered in January 2013.

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