Monday, October 21, 2013

NHS reply to post on Dr Mitchell

You ask on your blog how Andy Mitchell can say hospitals are at breaking point but still back plans to centralise services.

The answer is right there in the opening few paras.
Dr Mitchell stated that the public must face up to the reality that hospitals are overstretched and that patients receive an inadequate service.

“They don’t understand how watered down these services are. What we cannot do is carry on with the idea that all hospitals provide a whole range of services. That is completely unsustainable and would become, frankly, unsafe, and is becoming unsafe in many areas.

Andy Strickland
Head of Communications BHR CCG

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