A workplace bulletin for Lewisham Hospital workers, by Lewisham Hospital workers.
NHS and health
The first part of the Keogh Report into urgent and emergency care was published last week. It claims it will lead a complete overhaul of the system it acknowledges is at breaking point.
Over the last few months the student health campaign Medsin in collaboration with the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts have been working on a student-led campaign in defense of the NHS, against
What’s eating Toby Abse? In his letter published in Solidarity 303 (13 November), Toby accuses me of writing an article that “reeks of McCarthyism” and claims I am part of an “authoritarian bureaucratic manoeuvre” within the broad-based Save Lewisham Hospital campaign.
A workplace bulletin by Lewisham Hospital workers, for Lewisham Hospital workers.
On 5 November, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported that at Colchester General Hospital cancer waiting times had been misrecorded so that the hospital avoided financial penalties for not meeting targets.
In September this year there were 43% more patients waiting more than four hours in A&E than two years ago.
I am writing this letter in personal capacity since the consensus of Lewisham People Before Profit was against us replying to your attack on us as a group in Solidarity 301 (“Lewisham: Our plans to go on winning”, 29 October), largely since many of those present at our monthly meetings do not read your paper and believe that very few Lewisham voters do.
On 30 October, the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign and Lewisham Council beat the government at an appeal hearing in the High Court.