Thursday, April 20, 2006
EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Clinton Advises NHS on Hospital Closures
It seems that inveterate hospital shutter Nurse Patricia Hewitt is enlisting the support of Chelsea Clinton to shut the A&E at Southport Hospital. The former First Daughter was part of a McKinsey management consultancy team to visit Warrington recently to meet Southport NHS Trust bureaucrats to discuss how best to cut their costs. Closing the A&E and transferring it to Ormskirk was high on their list of subjects to discuss. It's not clear how many nursing positions will be lost if the move goes ahead, but we all know the Clintons are expert in 'blowing' jobs! I don't know if Chelsea and her colleagues will be invited back, but it would be interesting to know how much McKinseys are being paid to help "save" the NHS money. A written PQ perhaps, someone?