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21 nov 2014 - 2

VIGIL AND MEETING AROUND EFFORD BILL NOVEMBER 21ST 2014
Our campaign held a successful vigil outside Parliament today (Friday 21 November) as Clive Efford’s NHS Bill was debated inside Parliament. Click here to see video from Stuart Monro.
The Tories did not even turn up to defend their own Health and Social Care Act and the Bill was passed 241 – 18 to progress to its second reading and the committee stage. It is now vital that campaigners work hard to ensure that the Bill reaches this stage and is not blocked by the government.

We held a  successful meeting inside Parliament attended by over 50 campaigners from London and the rest of the country. Clive Efford spoke at length and was closely questioned by campaigners about the bill and Labour’s plans – some felt strongly that his bill did not go far enough and was not precise enough. Nonetheless it was acknowledged that campaigning to take to the Bill forward through the parliamentary process was essential. Click here to go to Parliament website to read bill and click here for more information on our demands, on our plans and more information about critiques of bill content.

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SAVE OUR SURGERIES WINS HISTORIC COURT CASE ON PATIENT INVOLVEMENT NHS England “acted unlawfully” over GP cuts, says High Court. Save Our Surgeries campaigners have scored a significant victory against NHS England, as the High Court found in favour of east London patient Danny Currie on 25 November 2014. Read more...

 

rivoli -webRIVOLI 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

Banner-Theatre-In-A-Right-State-Eflyer-page-0011-249x300BANNER THEATRE PERFORMANCE OF ‘IN A RIGHT STATE’ WHICH INCLUDES MATERIAL ABOUT THE LEWISHAM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN
Saturday 29th November 2014, In a Right State Lewisham Trades Council, Wickham Arms, 69 Upper Brockley Road, London, SE4 1TF, 7pm Click here for information

 

LOUISEREPORT OF DELEGATION TO GREECE
Louise Irvine gave an extremely informative talk at the Campaign general committee meeting on the situation in Greece. She has just returned following a 3 day intensive investigation with a British delegation. See video of her talk here

 

lew hosp strike 12 (1)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.

18OctdemoTHUMBTUC MASS DEMONSTRATION ON LOW PAY SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER
Because the issue of low pay is so important in the context of the NHS, we took our big blue campaign banner on the march on Saturday 18 October. For pics and video click here

 

char gagged 5.11.2013CHARLOTTE MONRO TRIBUNAL POSTPONED!
Charlotte’s Employment Tribunal has been adjourned until January 19 - 22 largely due to cuts in services impacting on time needed for such an important case. So the fight continues, gathering solidarity support for Charlotte  and getting signatures for the e-petition remains a priority. A great show of solidarity and support at the Court today. For full information on case click here.

ttip narrowTTIP 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

small image jarrowUP 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…

 

fightgoesonappeal NHS ARTICLES - KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED
Do you have an article to recommend? Let us know.  Have you read Allyson Pollock’s report on PFI in South London? Read more

 

profile pic31 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.

safe_image LOUISE IRVINE AND  THE CAMPAIGN HAVE A LETTER IN GUARDIAN 31 JULY

“If the takeover of services continues at the current rate it will be too late to reverse Read more… Also see our website for the campaign’s letters to Monitor from Lewisham residents and to download letter to Monitor for your campaign to use with people in your area to highlight the government’s privatisation agenda.

 

untitledSAVE LEWISHAM HOSPITAL CAMPAIGN TAKES PART IN EID FESTIVAL AT MOUNTSFIELD PARK
250 people signed the letter to Monitor which was a wonderful response from Lewisham’s Muslim community and a good demonstration of the depth of feeling there is that people do not want private companies taking over  health services. Read more… 

 

louiseOUR SUPPORT FOR THE SUPPORT STAFFORD HOSPITAL PROTEST CAMP
SLH supporters visited the Stafford Hospital protest camp again on 9 August to give our solidarity. The camp continues to grow. Click here to see video interview with two of the campaign leader. Read more and see photos.


simonwrayaerial (13)5 YEAR STRATEGIES PUBLISHED BY LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS TRUST AND ALSO BY SE LONDON 6 BOROUGH CCGs
Click here and here to download and read

 

012301dfa4eb2d2b7998f1e8de4d571585b212edf5SAVE 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.

creating best community care (18)WINNING THE BEST COMMUNITY CARE EVENT SATURDAY 14 JUNE 2014
Organised by the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign anti-marketisation working group together with Healthwatch. Click here to see photos from the event – click here to read more about what has been happening. Click here if you want to send us a story…


monitor letters hand in 24.6 (23)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

buggy army1KEEP OUR ST HELIER SAFE BUGGY ARMY PROTEST SATURDAY 10 MAY
SLH campaigners joined campaigners fighting to keep St Helier Hospital as a local hospital for local people on Saturday 10 May. Click here to see pictures

 

lordsVESTED 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

 

Lewisham_Hospital_31_07_13_0174PRESS STATEMENT FROM SLH STEERING GROUP
Click here to read press statement endorsed by the SLH steering committee about use of the SLH campaign name in the council elections.

 

narrow picOUR AGM  TUESDAY 15 APRIL
ELECTION OF CHAIR AND OFFICERS, NEW STRATEGY AND STANDING ORDERS

Click here to find out more

 

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LAUNCH OF 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


IMG_2340SAVE 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


DVD coverLEWISHAM 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

 

notosercoLEWISHAM 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.

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WE SUPPORT OTHER CAMPAIGNS
The Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign supports other campaigns in their fights against cuts and closures.
Read more…

 

BBC QUESTION TIME – MARILYN GOES VIRAL!
One year on from the Question Time last year where our campaign dominated the programme for 20 minutes, campaign member Marilyn accused the government of using attacks on immigration to cover up privatisation of the NHS. The YouTube clip has over 90,000 hits. http://youtu.be/9DFWxd6FFW

 

Lewisham_Hospital_31_07_13_0044WE 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


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