Happy 65th Birthday for 5 July 2013 NHS

NHS 65th Birthday 5 July 2013

Greetings and Birthday Card arrive from TUC.

4 July 2013

Guardian asks for your memories to put into a presentation for this fine and distinguished elderly lady’s big day tomorrow.


pa lewisham bbc

First day of High Court action by Lewisham Hospital vrs Jeremy Hunthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23137477

Did the judge in the Lewisham Hospital vrs Jeremy Hunt case (2 to 4 July 2013), rule that the decision made by the Trust Special Administrator for South London Healthcare NHS Trust to downgrade A&E and Maternity at Lewisham Hospital, over which he has no jurisdiction in law, was unlawful?  Furthermore Hunt then acted upon this decision without checking whether it was lawful or not????  Pillock


Rosa Curling from law firm Leigh Day.

Rosa Curling, from law firm Leigh Day who is representing the Save Lewisham Hospital Group, said that ‘The consultation process which took place about the proposals was flawed, the four tests Mr Hunt confirmed would have to be satisfied before any reconfiguration proposals could proceed have not been met, and the Secretary of State has misunderstood his own legal powers.’


Comment – ‘My daughter and I have often been through the brilliant (and rare) children’s A&E, which meant she had instant triage and went straight into a cot or bed. Incidentally, that Childrens A&E was a resource that replaced Sydenham Children’s Hospital when it closed, to mollify protesters on that occasion!

It is beyond belief that Mr *unt wants to close such successful and important resources. The buildings are new and not even PFI funded. It is a horrific waste of money and a betrayal of the local population who really need it to stay. It breaks my heart to see this happen. All power to the protest!’

Comment – ‘Why Jeremy Hunt’s plans for Lewisham hospital are unlawful’

‘So what’s new? Hunt has been there before (Sky negotiations). That’s what he does. The distinction between his mouth and his foot has become permanently blurred.’


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