The Department of Health has reacted to demonstrations against the planned closure of the Accident and Emergency and Maternity units at Lewisham Hospital.
In a statement, they said:
"We appreciate that the recommendations for the future of South London Healthcare NHS Trust concernmany people from the local community. We have today accepted a local petition which we will consider.
There isn't an easy solution to the problems. The Secretary of State has received the recommendations from the Trust Special Administrator which he will carefully consider. He will announce his final decision by early February 2013."
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