Bart's: Will the City Come to Its Rescue?
Liz Hunt Medical Correspondent, The Independent (London, England)
THE TRAMP was eating breakfast in his usual alcove at St Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London last week when he ran out of milk. After pausing to button and belt his filthy raincoat, he shuffled into the hospital shop nearby. The girl was sharp but not unkind: "I'll get it for you now, just wait a minute." She was attending to a middle-aged gent in a pin- striped suit, talking loudly into a mobile phone as he paid for his FT: "Tell them I'm on my way. Just a strain. No squash for a month but no damage done."
Bart's, the world-renowned teaching hospital due to close by the year 2000 following the Government's re-organisation of the capital's healthcare, serves both …
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Publication information: Article title: Bart's: Will the City Come to Its Rescue?. Contributors: Liz Hunt Medical Correspondent - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 11, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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