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Lewisham A&E petition

A petition against plans to close Lewisham's Accident and Emergency Department is to be handed to Downing Street. Twenty one thousand local people, GPs and MPs have signed it.

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Petition against A&E closure delivered to Number 10

Lewisham Hospital's A&E Department faces closure Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A petition with over 21,000 signatures opposing plans to close Lewisham's Accident and Emergency Department will be handed in to Downing Street later.

Protestors have demonstrated against the closure in recent weeks.

The MP for Lewisham East, Heidi Alexander, will join doctors and consultants to deliver the document and other letters.

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