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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : UK cancer and children’s wards being hit by closures


eshrag
11-18-2018, 08:21 PM
NHS staffing crisis is forcing patients to travel long distances for treatment as services are centralised

Growing numbers of hospital units that provide cancer care and children’s services are among those being forced to shut because the NHS’s deepening staffing crisis (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/15/nhs-could-be-short-of-350000-staff-by-2030) means it has too few doctors and nurses to operate them safely.

The closures are leading to patients having to travel further to receive care as NHS bosses increasingly decide to centralise services in fewer hospitals in response to gaps in rotas.

Continue reading... (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/18/uk-cancer-and-childrens-wards-being-hit-by-closures-nhs-staffing-crisis)