Guy's campaigners lose legal battle

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The Independent Online
Campaigners lost their High Court attempt to save Guy's Hospital, in south London, from changes they believe will harm the local community. They claimed they had been "blatantly denied" the right to proper consultations before a decision to transfer patient and emergency services at Guy's to St Thomas's Hospital.

But Mr Justice Laws rejected the application by Southwark Community Health Council, the Save Guy's Campaign and Simon Hughes, the local Liberal Democrat MP, to be allowed to seek a judicial review. He said they had delayed too long in launching their challenge.