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News and Comment June 2012

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30 June (Part 1) - Queen Mary’s Hospital

Queen Mary's HospitalProbably I should have gone to the council’s Health Committee meeting last Tuesday given the revelations about the South London Healthcare Trust going bust but the fact is it is far too complex a subject for me to find time for and in any case Bexley council is in no position to change anything. It will take more than weasel words to fix that problem. All I have time to do is to offer a little support to John Hemming-Clark’s long running campaign to save the hospital. He wrote to me and many others as follows…

Radio 4 is preparing a programme “The Report” which is looking into South London Healthcare Trust’s PFI contract. If you would like to make a contribution to this programme please can you contact Kirsteen at Radio 4 on 020 8752 7774 as soon as possible to discuss any contribution you may feel able to make. She is looking for individuals who have experience of patient care having been compromised as a result, directly or indirectly, of the need to meet the PFI payments. The programme is due to be aired on 12th July.

I don’t think I have been to Queen Mary’s this millennium and I certainly wouldn’t choose to repeat my experiences there. Not life threatening but a total lack of consideration for me as a patient. I don’t think I’ll bother calling Kirsteen to tell her about it, she probably remembers anyway, she is my daughter. Maybe she will do a programme on obscene blogging if I ask her nicely.

John Hemming-Clarke. Tel: 020 8468 7945 Fax: 020 8295 0739.


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