Dr Louise Irvine has been nominated for the SMK People’s Choice Award for campaigning.
The Sheila McKechnie Foundation was established in 2005 to inspire and support a new generation of campaigners. To mark their 10th Anniversary, they’re holding a very special awards ceremony at the House of Lords in February 2015, recognising campaigners and their impact across a wide range of fields, such as environment, transport and social justice.
The Sheila McKechnie 10th Anniversary Campaigner Awards are a celebration of people who demonstrate their commitment to and effectiveness in tackling the root causes of injustice and inequality, be it over the last year or over many years. Whether on a local or national basis, they are people who have brought about lasting change within their communities or more widely.
Nominations are now closed for the awards, however there is an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award. There are four fantastic campaigns for you to consider, so please make your choice. This is a description of Louise’s campaign:
Dr Louise Irvine
Louise, a GP in Lewisham, south-east London, led the successful Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which won a landmark legal battle to stop the health secretary shutting services. The High Court last year ruled that the health secretary acted outside his powers when he decided Lewisham’s emergency and maternity units should be cut: he appealed against the decision at the Court of Appeal, but lost that case too.
Voting Closes on Thursday 19th February 2015