NHS Scotland compensating for serious bed shortages in England

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland compensating for serious bed shortages in England

We hear, often headlined, the single cases of NHS Scotland patients travelling to London for specialist care, such as for Ebola, not available in Scotland or for access to expensive drugs not approved here. Far more significant, but rarely reported in our Nomedia, are examples of large numbers being transferred from a system ten times its size, into NHS Scotland, because of shortages in NHS England. In the Guardian yesterday: ‘At least 154 vulnerable patients, mainly women and some teenagers,…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland compensating for serious bed shortages in England