Despite the Coronavirus Crisis plans proceed to CUT hospital beds

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GMB Southern Region are highlighting government hypocrisy, as an enormous field hospital is opened at the same time as pushing ahead with A&E and intensive care unit (ICU) closures in South London and Surrey

GMB Southern Region are standing fast on our condemnation of the government for pushing through the closure of A&E and ICU departments in South London and Surrey hospitals.  While a field hospital is being put together at the ExCel centre in London, hospital services are being cut in other parts of the capital, at a time when our NHS is under larger strain than ever before.

Our story has been picked up by The London Economist, who have put together a long read article, incorporating our findings.  You can read the full article at

For more information about this story, contact our Regional Organiser Helen O'Connor via