Severe problems with interhospital transfer of critically ill children will continue

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1672 (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1672
  1. Andrew Sharples,
  2. Oliver Dearlove
  1. Consultant in intensive care and anaesthesia Consultant in paediatric anaesthesia Intensive Care Unit, Manchester Children's Hospitals, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 4HA

    EDITOR,—Like many others involved with interhospital transfer of critically ill children, we find that it is extremely difficult. We have much sympathy with the predicament of Dr Ruth Jameson and her team during the transfer of Nicholas Geldard on the night of 2 December 1995.1 It has been suggested that, once Nicholas was found to be dead at Hope Hospital (although formal tests to …

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