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Lewisham Hospital cuts quashed

The Health Secretary has had his decision to reduce services at a major hospital declared unlawful and quashed by the High Court. A judge ruled Jeremy Hunt acted outside his powers when he announced downgrade plans at Lewisham Hospital in London

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Lord Hunt attacks Jeremy Hunt over Lewisham plans

The shadow spokesman for health, Lord Hunt, has said he is "delighted" services in Lewisham have been saved, saying: "Where there good clinical evidence that services that should change or be brought together then of course that should happen.

"But in Lewisham there was no evidence in relation to clinical services, it is and was a good service. So this was an intervention by the Secretary of State merely to get him out of trouble elsewhere."

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