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General hospital under threat as NHS faces post-poll closures

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/04/2010

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Sam Lister and David Rose

"The NHS is facing significant cuts in services across England and Wales despite election pledges from the main parties to protect health spending.

"Analysis by The Times has revealed that the number of health bodies preparing the ground for possible closures has increased. Those seeking advice on big changes to NHS services, including shutting down hospital units, has doubled over the past year.

"A total of 26 organisations across England approached the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP), the group of experts consulted on service changes, over the past financial year about restructuring care in their area up from 13 in 2008-09. Requests for informal advice, which normally involve NHS reconfigurations that may attract controversy, cover reforms to maternity, paediatric, cancer and emergency care services."

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"General hospital under threat as NHS faces post-poll closures", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 20/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/general-hospital-under-threat-as-nhs-faces-post-poll-closures