Service can't cope with troughs in demand, let alone peaksBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1476a (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1476
- Roop Kishen
- Consultant in intensive care medicine and anaesthesia Intensive Care Unit Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD
EDITOR,—David Ryan correctly points out that “moving critically ill patients between hospitals has become a far from ideal way of life.”1 Politicians have only recently taken note of this, but in fact this situation has existed for as long as I have been a consultant (11 years) working in an intensive care unit in a large teaching hospital.
Recent deaths of critically ill patients who were being moved between hospitals …