New threat to hospitals

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has just lost his appeal against a judge’s ruling that his attempts to downgrade A&E services at Lewisham hospital were unlawful. Great news. But now hundreds of other hospitals may be at risk from a hasty new amendment to the Care Bill that would enable fast-track hospital closures without proper public consultation.

For more details see http://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/caroline-molloy/victory-for-lewisham-hospital-but-governments-plan-b-threatens-100s-more-hosp

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