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A&E departments To Be Shut Down warns NHS chief

by Medindia Content Team on  June 15, 2006 at 10:32 AM Hospital News   - G J E 4
A&E departments To Be Shut Down warns NHS chief
Sir Ian Carruthers, The NHS chief executive, has warned that acute hospitals and Action and Emergency (A&E) departments will have to shut down , to compensate for the health services deficit of Ģ512million. He added that some specialist departments, such as orthopaedics or oncology may be combined in fewer units.
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He pointed out that this task was challenging because, the excellent results will have to be maintained along with meeting the challenge of the deficits.

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Sir Ian also mentiond to the 'Guardian' that executives of the strategic health authority were designing local development plans which included identifying areas that require reconfiguration.

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