Watch Councillor Alan Hall and Olivia O’Sullivan from Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign discuss the NHS plans for Lewisham and South East London before a consultation event at Lewisham Town Hall. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan is called ‘Our Healthier South East London’ and contained proposals to concentrate Orthopaedic care across two sites.
We are campaigning to include Lewisham Hospital in these plans.
Councillor Alan Hall said: “Reducing services in Lewisham Hospital would affect the viability of the Accident & Emergency Department and limit the options for all patients in South East London. I believe Lewisham Hospital must be included.
“The NHS STP is not fully funded and it cuts £1 Billion from our NHS locally. Local Councils face cuts in social care and they cannot replace lost services.”
The OHSEL team are expected to consider the representations shortly and a Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee of the six London Boroughs is expected to meet at the end of July.