Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lewisham NHS Choir

Well done Lewisham NHS Choir for their performance in the final of BBC's The Choir, broadcast tonight. Despite a fine version of Stevie Wonder's 'For Once in My Life', they didn't win, still they made it to the final three.

I am sure we haven't heard the last from them - you can follow them on twitter to keep track of what they're up to.

Let's hope they won't need to perform a 'Save Lewisham Hospital' benefit. As mentioned here recently, a report due out next week could have serious implications for Lewisham NHS Trust.  According to somebody who posted a comment at Transpontine earlier today:

'staff across the Trust have been informed that the executive will be meeting with them on Monday 29th October to update them on the Special Administrator's recommendations. Earlier briefings by the executive to Consultants have indicated:

i) The loss of a Acute Surgey
ii) Downgrading of the A&E to an Urgent Care Centre
iii) Possible loss of Maternity and Paediatric services
iv) Knock on effects on the viability of an ITU.

If Lewisham residents don't wake up to this and FAST, it will be too late'.

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