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Hunt loses cuts appeal case

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.

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Cheers as Court of Appeal overrules Jeremy Hunt

The Court of Appeal's ruling that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt does not have the power to implement cuts London's Lewisham Hospital was met with cheers from supporters of the popular hospital.

The Court of Appeal ruled today that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt does not have the power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital. Credit: PA

Three judges announced their decision on the second day of a hearing in London.

Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, sitting with Lord Justice Sullivan and Lord Justice Underhill, gave their decision in an appeal brought by the Government over a High Court judge's ruling in July that Hunt's proposed cuts were "unlawful".

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