Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

Unmitigated madness on behalf of trust management is leading to the closure of Lewisham Hospital’s A&E. If A&E goes, maternity and other departments are sure to follow, leading to complete downgrading of our local health care facilities. http://www.savelewishamhospital.com/
Organisers are asking for musicians - anyone fancy a moving session on the march (only about half a mile I think)? I have answered their request, see link:
http://lewishamcampaigner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/lewisham-hospital-campaign-needs-bands.html
Give me a shout, email via here or post here directly.
This generally thought to be the first of many such acts of vandalism to the NHS.

Re: Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

No

Re: Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

Good luck with the campaign. Geography and the fact that I have to play sitting down (Uilleann pipes) rules me out.

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I wish I could fly to London and join you, Danny. Good luck.

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Thanks Uill Wind and Slainte for your felicitations. I don’t think there will be a session - too short notice - but I might bring my box along and make some kind of noise with that, torment a few tories….and everyone else….

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Sorry, I was singing Sacred Harp at Jordans.
Hope it went well.

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Thanks anyway Pete. Well, not much in the way of trad Irish — apart from myself playing a few tunes on the box for about half a mile. Bloody hard work when you’re walking and it’s p!ssing down. Fortunately my efforts were not (to my knowledge) recorded for posterity, but here is some youtube footage. the BBC claimed "over 2000" marched - the organisers said 15,000. Look at the amount of people and judge for yourself. Deffo more than 2000:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzEq6sr2hic&NR=1&feature=endscreen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbmLaGtabg&feature=related


Re: Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

UPDATE: Well, it was announced today by Jeremy Hunt that Lewisham Hospital A&E is to be "downgraded", but still able to care for 75% of present intake, the other 25%, being the most serious cases, will be treated elsewhere - these will be cardiac arrests and road accident victims etc - ie what an A&E should be there for. So Lewisham A&E will become a glorified urgent care centre. The LAS won’t want to take real emergencies there; triage! Lewisham Hospital’s University hospital status may be undermined, junior doctors then maybe seniors could be affected. Also maternity services could be reduced.
Well done Kershaw and Hunt.

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There once was a Jeremy Hunt
whose cost saving plans were blunt
For the NHS he didn’t care
he was rich so he could go elsewhere
What a complete twit from Scunthorpe

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Re: Any London players fancy a tune at Save Lewisham Hospital Demo this Saturday?

Hey??? what happened there?

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