Last-ditch protest to save Lewisham's A&E department

Campaigners are to hold another demonstration Credit: ITV London

Campaigners are holding a final demonstration at the Department of Health today over plans to close Lewisham Hospital's A&E department. Hundreds are expected to protest over the cuts which would also affect the matertiny unit.

A petition of around 40 thousand signatures will be handed to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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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.