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These days, even a good NHS hospital can be a frightening place

The little signs of a service being pared away

20 July 2013

9:00 AM

20 July 2013

9:00 AM

Let’s not pretend that it’s just those hospital trusts investigated, or put on ‘special measures’ by Jeremy Hunt that are the problem. On my weekly trot around the wards of a big London teaching hospital, everything seems fine, the patients reasonably clean and well cared for. But over the months I’ve noticed that, even here, the NHS service is just not what it was — so many bits are being pared away.

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Jane Kelly is a consulting editor at the Salisbury Review.

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