Minister: Lewisham decision 'clearly disappointing'

The health minister Lord Howe has said the government is "clearly disappointed" over the High Court's decision to quash a decision to reduce services at Lewisham Hospital.

He told ITV News: "We felt that the arrangement involving Lewisham - which I know are disappointing to the people of that area - were right in the interests of the wider population of south east London".

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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