Protesters to create campaign to keep health service in public hands

Successful campaigners who fought off the closure of the emergency ward at Lewisham Hospital are to widen their campaign to protect the NHS.
A Southwark branch of Keep Our NHS Public (KONHSP) is to be created on Wednesday with a meeting where its national co-chair will outline its aims.
Dr Tony O’Sullivan, clinical director of services for children and young people at Lewisham Hospital, is helping create a Southwark organisation for the campaign which was created in 2005 and already has other local groups throughout England.
As national co-chair, he will speak to a meeting in Balfour Street, Elephant & Castle on Wednesday as part of the launch in Southwark.
The KONHSP aims to “bring the NHS back from the brink and back into public ownership”.
Residents, workers, students and pupils are invited to the meeting at 67 Balfour Street SE17 1PL.
Dr O’Sullivan was part of the highly successful campaign to save Lewisham Hospital’s emergency ward in 2012-13 and hence secure the future of the complex.
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