Lewisham Hospital demonstration

Protesters at a previous demonstration. Credit: ITN

Hundreds of protesters are expected at a demonstration later today against proposals to shut the A&E and maternity departments at Lewisham hospital.

If the proposals get the go-ahead Lewisham could be merged with Woolwich's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


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.