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Children's hospital in Cardiff could drain resources from rest of Wales

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1056
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Consultant paediatricians in Swansea have urged the Welsh Assembly to investigate funding of children's health services in Wales.

    The paediatricians have also warned that a new children's hospital for Wales in Cardiff, for which former England cricketer Ian Botham and actress Catherine Zeta Jones have been raising funds, would drain resources from other parts of the principality.

    Their concerns are that the new hospital will be seen, and treated as, a national hospital for children at the expense of other areas.

    “We are not against Cardiff having a …

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