Staff at the opening of the A&E
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New London A&E 'to close over NHS debts'

26 October 2012 Last updated at 19:33 BST

A newly opened emergency department may have to shut just six months after opening to help balance the books of the NHS in south London.

Lewisham A&E only opened in April but looks set to go as part of plans to rescue a bankrupt neighbouring hospital trust.

BBC London's Political Correspondent Karl Mercer reports.