The Council has formally approved its response to the Special Administrator’s (TSA) draft report on the South London NHS Trust. It makes clear our objections to the proposals to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E and Maternity services, and challenges the TSA clinical and financial assumptions.
We believe that the Special Administrator has paid improper attention to the healthcare needs of the population of south east London, and instead focused on the financial and productivity needs of the health care providers. Throughout his draft report, the TSA has adopted a strict provider focus and failed to take into account or assess any impact of his recommendations on the local population or the extent to which these changes destabilise other local systems and processes.
You can view our full response here