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Lewisham Hospital appeal deadline day for Jeremy Hunt
4:15pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
TODAY is the last official day for Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to appeal against a court ruling which saved Lewisham Hospital's A&E.
The Department for Health had been granted leave to appeal last month's decision, which quashed the downgrade of Lewisham's A&E and maternity services.
But August 21 marks the official deadline for an appeal to be launched - and so far nothing has been announced.
It means campaigners and Lewisham Council officials - who took the issue to court and emerged victorious - are facing a nervous period.
An incredible 16,331 have signed an online petition urging Mr Hunt not to pursue the matter further.
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