Three Devon emergency consultants sign letter to Theresa May on ‘intolerable safety compromises’ in A&E winter crisis

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Three leading Devon emergency clinicians, from different hospitals, are among doctors from 68 hospital trusts across England and Wales who have signed an urgent letter to the Prime Minister saying “the current level of safety compromise is at times intolerable, despite the best efforts of staff.” They demand more hospital beds and more money for social care.

They are Ann Hicks, Plymouth Hospitals Trust, Liam Kevern, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and Nick Mathieu, Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust. No one from the RD&E signed the letter – but does this mean that things are OK there?

2 thoughts on “Three Devon emergency consultants sign letter to Theresa May on ‘intolerable safety compromises’ in A&E winter crisis

    AndyB said:
    January 14, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    RD&E are probably just hiding from taking part in any bad news campaign. To senior execs and managers system failure just shows up how inadequate they actually are. This letter is from clinicians who see the results of incompetent senior execs and Managers on a daily basis. Lower grade front line staff have been saying things for years so Management tried shutting them up with whistle blowing rules & Penalties and just carried on with staff, pay and conditions cuts. Now the clinicians have had enough…(Why didn’t the clinicians support the front line staff earlier on ?)
    Personally I think the conservative government want the NHS destroyed and all of this is just stepping stones towards that. To cut so many beds before any home medical support is available is totally delusional but conservatives couldn’t care about any bad outcomes or deaths of vulnerable people. Their policies prove that. All they care about is their party ideology above anything else.

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