For neurosciences, proposals are “too little too late”

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1671c (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1671
  1. Andrew Mcevoy,
  2. Martin Smith,
  3. Neil Kitchen,
  4. Michael Powell
  1. Neurosurgical registrar Consultant surgeon, intensive therapy unit Consultant neurosurgeon Director of neurosurgery National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London WC1N 3BG

    EDITOR,—There has been much media interest in the apparent shortfall of neurosurgical intensive care beds in the south east of England that has resulted in the transfer of critically ill patients out of their region. The situation seems to be deteriorating, and Professor B A Bell recently said that his neurosurgical unit at Atkinson Morley's Hospital in south west London turns away one emergency case each day owing to a lack of beds.1 In 1993 the Society of British Neurological Surgeons suggested that a minimum of …

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