Sunday, January 20, 2013
Save Lewisham Hospital
Following the massive demonstration last November in defence of Lewisham Hospital a further demonstration is taking place next Saturday, 26 January.
As a one time patient at the hospital, and the father of a child born in the threatened maternity unit, I have a personal as well as a political motivation to ask readers to support the demonstration and sign the online petition.
Caught between the Scylla of Coalition cutbacks and the Charybdis of the financial legacy of the disastrous Private Finance Initiative, our health service faces potential devastation, of which the threats to Lewisham Hospital represent a crucial moment. If the Government can be prevented from closing Lewisham Hospital that could be a turning point, and the next step must be to support Saturday’s demonstration. Assemble at Lewisham Roundabout (by the station) at 12 noon on Saturday 26th January.