Health Chiefs Criticised for Way Hospital Emergency Service Was Closed Down

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), October 11, 2007 | Go to article overview

Health Chiefs Criticised for Way Hospital Emergency Service Was Closed Down


Byline: By Madeleine Brindley Western Mail

Health chiefs have been criticised for the way they shut down emergency service at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. An independent inquiry report, ordered by former Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons, said the consultation into the move was marked by "too much confrontation and too little collaboration".

The decision to centralise emergency surgery at nearby West Wales General Hospital, in Carmarthen, provoked widespread anger in Llanelli, as coffin-carrying residents demonstrated in the streets.

The inquiry report by Dr Neil Goodwin, which was published yesterday, said Carmarthenshire Local Health Board and NHS Trusts' decision to centralise emergency surgery was reasonable.

But it added, "Patient flows and patient preferences should not be determined by NHS structures and systems. Patients should be supported if it is more convenient for them to use emergency or elective services at hospitals other than in Carmarthenshire."

Emergency surgery at Prince Philip Hospital was stopped in February, following a report by the Royal College of Surgeons, two years' previously, recommending it was centralised in Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire NHS Trust said a maximum of only five emergency operations were carried out at the hospital every day - emergency surgery was only carried out between 9am and 5pm in Llanelli.

Dr Gibbons announced an independent inquiry would look at the process leading up to the cessation a day before emergency surgery was centralised.

The independent inquiry has made 14 recommendations, including that both the trust and the Welsh Assembly Government draw up an "exciting and compelling vision" for the future of Prince Philip Hospital and that the centralisation of emergency surgery should be "rigorously performance managed". …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Health Chiefs Criticised for Way Hospital Emergency Service Was Closed Down
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.