Shutting a hospital's newly revamped A&Edepartment would be an act of "almost criminal stupidity" a Labour peer said today. At question time in the House of Lords, he said: "The proposal is to close the excellent and much admired accident and emergency hospital at Lewisham...
...and to downgrade its maternity services, notbecause of anything wrong with them but because a Government-appointedadministrator has said that that should be done in order to help theneighbouring National Health Service Trust that has run up £130 million worthof debt."
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will decide by Friday whether Lewisham Hospital in south-east London should replace its emergency department with an "urgent care" ward and turn its maternity services into a midwife-led unit.
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