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Lewisham goes it alone

PUBLISHED: 15:12 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:40 25 August 2010

HOSPITAL bosses have refused to be part of plans to merge health trusts in the area.

HOSPITAL bosses have refused to be part of plans to merge health trusts in the area.

Bosses at the University Hospital Lewisham Trust (UHL) refused to be part of a merger between Bromley Hospitals, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

They claim their future is separate from the other three hospitals despite them being included in the proposals by the committee A Picture of Health (APOH).

A spokesperson for the Lewisham board said: "Our natural alignment is with the inner London Foundation Trusts (Guy's and St Thomas's and King's College Hospitals) rather than the outer south-east London Trusts.

We are now planning our services for the future, with the support of the Academic Health Science Centre (a partnership between Guy's and St Thomas', Kings, South London and Maudsley and King's College London) that will deliver the best possible care.


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