Accept the Lewisham hospital decision

To: Jeremy Hunt

Accept the Lewisham hospital decision
20,498
of 25,000 signatures
Campaign created by Caroline Molloy Icon-email

Now that the High Court has found that your decision to close Lewisham A&E, maternity and other NHS services was unlawful, please accept this ruling - don't waste our money trying to appeal it! Justice has been done - Lewisham should never have been cut to pay for problems in other Trusts. Please accept defeat graciously and let's all get on with making the NHS better, not trying to close it down.

Why is this important?

Appealing the decision would waste still more taxpayer cash which should be spent on making the NHS better. It would cause continued damaging uncertainty and anxiety for NHS staff and local people. The decision to close vital Lewisham services was completely flawed and has now been found unlawful. The government has already spent hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in a misguided attempt to close Lewisham hospital services. It should stop now, not throw good money after bad. If the High Court judgement were to be overturned, no hospital anywhere in the country would be safe from closure.

See www.savelewishamhospital.com/ and www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs for more information.
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Reasons for signing

  • Andrew M. 2013-12-16 13:35:10 +0000
    You have probably signed this already? If not I think it is something that should be supported. To close L:ewisham A&E and maternity would be a ridiculous and harmful thing to do.
  • Murray D. 2013-07-31 17:11:36 +0100
    It is our NHS, which we have paid for all of our lives and he has NO RIGHT to take it apart. It is NOT FREE, it is ours, we have paid for it.
  • Sigurdur H. 2013-10-29 17:44:30 +0000
    The loss of vital front line services due to financial difficulties started by other areas of society should not be tolerated.

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7 months ago

Hunt hasn't decided whether to appeal yet - but he doesn't have long so please sign and share this petition today!
For more info see www.savelewishamhospital.com/ and http://www.opendemocracy.net/freeform-tags/lewisham

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