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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 to save Lewisham's A&E handed to No 10

Protest against plans to close Lewisham's Accident and Emergency department. Credit: London Tonight

Consultants and MPs opposed to plans to close Lewisham's Accident and Emergency department have handed letters and a 20,000-signature petition to Downing Street.

Protesters, including Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander, say the closure would leave them with one accident department for 750,000 residents.

The planned closure is part of a reorganisation aimed at saving the South London Healthcare Trust after it went into administration.

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