Breaking: Lewisham A&E saved but downgraded

Lewisham Hospital's A&E Department Credit: ITN

An A&E department and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital in south-east London will be downgraded after its NHS trust went into administration, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Commons today.

The possible closures were part of a radical overhaul proposed by a special administrator in response to nearby South London Healthcare NHS Trust going into administration after it started losing around £1.3 million a week.

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Lewisham A&E downgraded

An A&E department and maternity services at a major hospital will be downgraded, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs