Trust Response to Secretary of State for Health Announcement
A spokesperson from Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
“We are disappointed today to hear that Jeremy Hunt, Secretary
of State, has accepted the proposal to downgrade A&E and
maternity services at Lewisham Hospital. He has proposed
Lewisham retains a smaller, limited 24/7 emergency department, and
a stand-alone midwife-led birth centre.
"Clearly, we need more information on Jeremy Hunt’s proposals
before commenting in detail. The Trust Board response to the
consultation was clear that we believe Lewisham needs full
emergency and obstetric services.
“I would like to thank patients, local people, staff, GPs, MPs
and partners for the support we have received.”