“MISMANAGEMENT within the NHS is crippling Gloucestershire hospitals and strangling the quality of patient care, according to a senior county clinician.
The whistleblower said he fears for the future of both Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, and said huge sums are being drained from the NHS in unnecessary consultant fees.”
Some time ago (2004) Standish Hospital, a cold orthopaedic centre, was closed. In its last year of operations a reliable source informs me that there were no cross infections. The same source informs me that there are a lot more now and that there has been ever since the closure.
A campaign to use the site for medical purposes has continued and is reported by BBC news 21st June 2010. The Gloucester Echo reports 23rd June 1020
How is it that we have accepted lower standards in the name of centralisation?