12:42pm Thursday 29th May 2014 in Letters
THE CONCEPT that health care Wales is the Cinderella of Britain is reinforced by the stroke services report.
An overall damning E rating for all but one of 12 Welsh hospitals doesn’t paint a rosy picture for those of us all too possibly at risk.
It is worrying, to say the least, that the Royal Gwent avoided the axe by a mere 6% of patients being scanned within an hour of admission – 56% is a woeful record and hardly reassuring to the neglected and terrified 44% waiting on trollies.
Come on, why are we talking about human lives in terms of percentages?
Professor Rudd, chairman of the working party, speaks of “unacceptable variations”. Too right, guys; let them hear about it in Cardiff Bay and Westminster. There’s no point relying on a glass slipper.
Julian R. Powell Larch Grove Malpas Newport
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