Hunt: Doctors said these proposals would save lives

I completely understand why the residents of Lewisham did not want any change in their A&E services, but my job as Health Secretary is to protect patients across south London - and doctors said these proposals would save lives.

We are now looking at the law to make sure that, at a time of great challenge, the NHS is able to change and innovate when local doctors believe it is in the interests of patients.

– Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary

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Court rules against Hunt on cuts

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have the power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in south east London.