Monday, March 28, 2005

Good Time to Bury Bad News?

Sometimes I really wonder. The local Primary Care Trust sent out a press release at 5 to 5 on Maundy Thursday announcing the closure of the minor injuries unit at North Walsham Cottage Hospital. Obviously a good time to bury bad news. The EDP had no chance to quiz them on it as they were all off over the Easter break. It's yet another blow to the local health economy. Since 1998 the number of beds at North Walsham Cottage Hospital have fallen from 23 to 14 and staff shortages forced the minor injuries unit to close during night hours last year. So where's the money gone, Dr Reid?

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