Lewisham Hospital demo

Campaigners fighting against plans to close the A&E and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital are due to hold a final demonstration outside the Department of Health today.

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Lewisham A&E petition

The proposals for Lewisham are part of a bigger plan to restructure the hospitals in south-east London Credit: ITV London

A petition against plans to close Lewisham's Accident and Emergency Department is to be handed to Downing Street. More than 20,000 local people, consultants, GPs and MPs have signed it.

The planned closure is part of a reorganisation of the South London Healthcare Trust, which has been put into administration.

More than 2,000 people marching in October to protest against the plans Credit: ITV London

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