DEFEND LONDON’S NHS RALLY 10 MARCH, HAMMERSMITH TOWN HALL
King Street W6 9JU (Hammersmith tube) 7.30pm. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Dr Sandhu, Ealing consultant, Andy Slaughter Labour Party MP, Dr Jillian Creasey Green Party Health Spokesperson, Dr Jackie Turner, Save Our Surgeries Campaigner, Dr Louise Irvine, NHS Action Party, Owen Jones, columnist/campaigner
London is facing a massive attack on our NHS through a toxic mix of cuts, closures and privatisation. Reports show a crisis of ambulance and A&E waiting times, cancelled operations and overstretched GPs. Our campaign fully supports this rally Click here
CHARLOTTE MONRO TRIBUNAL – FINAL DAYS 13 and 16 MARCH Charlotte’s Employment Tribunal began on 20 January with excellent support from unions and campaign groups. The final 2 days, including Charlotte’s own evidence are on Fri 13 and Mon 16 March. To see video of picket at opening of tribunal click here. The Reinstate Charlotte Monro Campaign organised a public meeting The Right to Speak Out at the BMA on 12 February – click here. For further information/petition update click here NOW
STRIKE OF ISS WORKERS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, WOOLWICH
Over 200 GMB members are employed by private contractor ISS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. They have carried out successful one day strikes but are now due to take strike action for 5 days beginning on 9 March. Join the demonstration on Tuesday 10 March, make a donation, send a solidarity message. Read more
STAFFORD HOSPITAL PROTEST CAMP HAS ENDED! WE SALUTE YOU! Since July 18 Support Stafford Hospital campaigners have camped out in the hospital grounds as part of their fight to stop the transfer of services and downgrading of the hospital. The camp was dismantled on Saturday 31 January after campaigners had protested for 197 days. Read more
WINNING THE BEST COMMUNITY CARE – VIDEO AND NEW QUESTIONNAIRE
The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign is proud to announce the release of a film by Stuart Monro of Winning the Best Community Care events put on by the SLH campaign together with Lewisham Healthwatch. To watch the video and to find out more click here.
STOP ACADEMIES IN LEWISHAM!
Academy plans are being mooted for Bonus Pastor, Prendergast Hilly Fields, Prendergast Ladywell Fields, Prendergast Vale and… Sedgehill. To view information, voice concerns, find out about campaigns, lobbying and other actions visit https://www.facebook.com/StopAcademiesinLewisham. Students, parents and staff have been taking action today, 5 March. Follow the campaign on twitter @SAILewisham
NHS REINSTATEMENT BILL The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign supports and is involved in working with the Campaign for the NHS Reinstatement Bill which is asking MPs, prospective candidates, political parties, campaigns and individuals to give their support to our call to reinstate the NHS. To find out more, to read the bill and support Click here
SAVE LEWISHAM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN SOLIDARITY WITH GREECE HOSPITAL & CLINIC
Louise Irvine took part in a 3 day intensive investigation with a British delegation of conditions in the Greek health service. See a video of her talking about the delegation here. Since then the campaign has voted to begin solidarity actions on behalf of the Greek health services.
999 CALL FOR THE NHS CONVENTION FOR THE NHS SAT 28 FEBRUARY 11.30-5PM Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London W6 NJU. A day of planning and campaign workshops. See 999callfornhs.org.uk to register
TTIP EVENT IN LEWISHAM TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 7.15 – 9PM Lewisham civic centre Tuesday 24 February will be hosting an open evening, supported by a range of organisations, for every one concerned about, or wanting to understand what TTIP is all about. this is a free event . TTIP will have major impact on NHS. workers rights. privacy laws and the environment. Click here to find out more about TTIP.
A PRESENT FOR THE CAMPAIGN! THANK YOU DAVE LOCKETS To see a wonderful picture from local artist Dave Lockets click here . Dave said “To the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign: Please find the enclosed image of my painting which I thought you might like to see. Your campaign will certainly be long remembered and I know it is not finished…”
CHRISTMAS VISIT TO OUR FRIENDS AT SUPPORT STAFFORD HOSPITAL CAMP On Friday 19 December a group of us paid a Christmas visit to the Support Stafford Hospital camp outside Stafford Hospital. It was dark and windy but the welcome was warm and the mood steadfast. Things are at a critical stage with the loss of maternity and children’s services imminent. A&E is already reduced. See pictures …
DAVID OWEN NEW BOOK INCLUDES PEOPLE’S COMMISSION We are very pleased that Lord Owen, who campaigns passionately against the Health and Social Care Act, has included a chapter on the Lewisham People’s Commission (which he spoke at) in his latest book The Health of the Nation, NHS in Peril. See People’s Commission page for more information and to order the full set of Commission DVDs and Report.
CLIVE EFFORD BILL GOES TO COMMITTEE STAGE 4 FEBRUARY Our campaign held a successful vigil outside Parliament 0n Friday 21 November) as Clive Efford’s NHS Bill was debated inside Parliament. Click here to see video from Stuart Monro. A successful meeting inside Parliament was attended by over 50 campaigners attended by Clive Efford. The Bill goes to the Committee stage on 4 February 2015 click here
WHAT IS THE CARE.DATA SCHEME AND WHY SHOULD WE OPPOSE IT? GP practices across England have been required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Is your data safe and how could you opt out? Click here for more information
RIVOLI FUNDRAISER AND VICTORY CELEBRATION FANTASTIC SUCCESS! A great night at the Rivoli on Friday 28th October. Thanks to all our supporters – 500 of you came along to make it a TRULY memorable anniversary of our victory. MASSIVE thanks to Rivoli owner Bill, Millwall Football Club, Tina T’urner Tea Lady, Hoola DJ DA ‘Lynne and Lord Anthony Read more thanks and see short video here
NHS NURSES MIDWIVES, STAFF ON STRIKE AGAINST LOW PAY The SLH campaign supported nurses, midwives and other NHS workers on the picket line at Lewisham Hospital in the NHS strike years on Monday 24 November. Staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, employed by private operator ISS were also on strike this week – they want parity with NHS staff. Click here to find out more and see photos and video.
TTIP DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER Find out about what TTIP is, how it could unleash mass privatisations onto the NHS and what we must do to oppose it. Click here to read more
UP TO 20,000 PEOPLE GATHERED TO MEET THE DARLO MUMS AND THE 999 PEOPLE’S MARCH FOR THE NHS. The People’s March for the NHS followed the historic footsteps of the Jarrow Crusade. See photos and links and read more…
31 JULY WAS THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR FIRST COURT VICTORY AGAINST JEREMY HUNT’S PLANS TO EFFECTIVELY CLOSE LEWISHAM HOSPITAL Click here and here (scroll down to 31 July) to visit the memories of that great day! We haven’t forgotten Mr Hunt and we are continuing to defend our hospital and health services against cuts and privatisation and to support other campaigns.
SAVE OUR SURGERIES DEMO ON SATURDAY 5 JULY We took the SLH vulture on the Tower Hamlets Save Our Surgeries demo on Saturday 5 July – a long march for those carrying the weighty beast – lots of support from the community. The NHS England withdrawal of funds is leading to proposed closure of 6 much-needed surgeries. Click to see photos and video of rally.
SLH CAMPAIGN HANDS IN MORE THAN 2000 LETTERS FROM LEWISHAM RESIDENTS TO MONITOR ON TUESDAY 24 JUNE A noisy protest outside Monitor HQ was followed by a handing in of the letters. Click here to see photos and videos. Great support from Unite and Save our Surgeries
VESTED INTERESTS IN THE LORDS AND PARLIAMENT – VOTING TO PRIVATISE OUR NHS See the information below from Social Investigations - a very long list of parliamentary financial links
ALL LONDON COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE NHS Louise Irvine, Lewisham Campaign Chair was a member of the panel which took evidence from all over London including the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and Lewisham clinicians. Click here to read more
SAVE LEWISHAM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS UNITE PROTEST BY STAFF & CAMPAIGNERS FROM GEORGE ELIOT HOSPITAL, NUNEATON Staff were protesting on Tuesday 20 March at a TDA Board Meeting in London against threats to sell off the hospital to the private sector. Click here to see read more and see photos
LEWISHAM PEOPLE’S COMMISSION DVD AND REPORT NOW OUT AND AVAILABLE TO BUY ON LINE Published 27 November the full report of the evidence submitted by clinicians, patients and the community to the Commission in June 2013 Click here to download report or buy report and video
LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH TRUST DECIDES AGAINST SERCO! The Save Lewisham hospital Campaign is delighted that following lobbying from our and other SE London campaigns Lewisham & Greenwich Trust (LGT) has against a contract with SERCO Click here to read statement from hospital and more information.
WE SUPPORT OTHER CAMPAIGNS The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign supports other campaigns in their fights against cuts and closures. Read more…
WE WON THE APPEAL! 29 OCTOBER 2013 Click here to see press coverage Click here to read Day 1 court report and more about our legal case and the Appeal Click below to revisit some of our campaign history