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Hunt appeals against ruling he exceeded his powers in action on Lewisham Hospital

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6540 (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6540
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, took his appeal against a judge’s ruling stopping him from cutting Lewisham Hospital’s accident and emergency services to the Court of Appeal this week.

He argued that High Court judge Mr Justice Silber erred in law last July when he quashed Hunt’s decision to downgrade the hospital’s accident and emergency and maternity units.1

Hunt made the decision after a recommendation by Matthew Kerslake, the trust special administrator …

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