Lewisham Public Health Publish Covid-19 Plan

Lewisham Council has published a COVID-19 Outbreak Prevention and Control Plan setting out how the Council will work with partners, including Public Health England, to prevent, identify and manage any COVID-19 outbreaks in Lewisham and ensure that residents and communities are protected. Local authorities have been responsible for improving the health of their local population …

Thanks And Thoughts On NHS Birthday – Pay Careworkers the Living Wage

The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign has launched a new video on the 72nd Birthday for the NHS on Sunday, 5th July 2020. The Campaign say: “In the middle of a global pandemic, with 65,000 deaths in the UK, some thanks and thoughts on the NHS 72nd birthday.” The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir provide the …

‘You’re Not Alone’ with the Lewisham NHS Choir

A new video collaboration with the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir featuring Alexandra Burke and the London Concert Orchestra has just been released. This is a cover of the 1997 No 1 chart hit classic ‘You’re Not Alone’ originally performed by the trio Olive which won an Ivor Novello Award in the ‘Best Dance Music’ …

Lewisham NHS Choir hit the charts with Dan Healy charity single

Scottish singer-songwriter Dan Healy and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir have released a charity single dedicated to key workers, with proceeds going to NHS Charities Together’s COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, the ballad and accompanying music video take the perspective of the citizens obeying the government’s stay-at-home mandate, while expressing appreciation for NHS healthcare professionals and key workers. …

Highest covid death rates – Lewisham in top ten

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that London Boroughs have the highest COVID-19 mortality rates in the country. The ONS have produced an interactive map. This shows age-standardised mortality rates for all causes and deaths involving COVID-19 in local authorities in England and Wales, deaths occurring between 1 March and 17 …

International Workers’ Memorial Day – Lewisham

On 28th April, all around the world the trade union movement comes together and marks International Workers’ Memorial Day. This is the time to remember those who have lost their lives at work, or from work-related injury and diseases. To renew our efforts to ‘fight for the living’ and demand safer working conditions. Workers Memorial Day …

Protect all frontline healthcare workers

Personal Protective Equipment, known as PPE is in demand. There are reports that there is a shortage in hospitals and care facilities. The Daily Mirror reports that hospitals listed as having shortages include Rotherham General Hospital, Bristol Children’s Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and at St Thomas, Lewisham and two …

Lewisham Hospital cleaners still not paid in full despite coronavirus fears

Lewisham Hospital’s cleaners walked out on Thursday, 12th March after an outsourced cleaning contractor repeatedly failed to pay them. A week later, the GMB Trade Union reported that the cleaners still haven’t been paid and the private company ISS blames administrative errors for the crisis. Helen O’Connor the GMB officer said: “For many of these …