Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Gone missing

There is a bit of a mystery at Bedford Hospital at the moment.

As those of you with good memories will know, I made a bit of a fuss when it was suggested that the hospital should not replace the retiring consultant in charge of the stroke unit. I personally feel that stroke is such a devastating illness that we really must do the best we can to care for patients with the condition, and there is good evidence that having a dedicated consultant in charge of the service saves lives and reduces disability.

So, eventually a new consultant was appointed; but then, just as quickly she has vanished. The management are tight lipped, and I know no more than I have written, but something has gone on, and given that this is a public service, perhaps we are entitled to know what.

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