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NHS fails to provide care for patient with stroke

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:434
  1. J Warden

    A patient who was severely incapacitated after a stroke has been placed back under NHS care after the health service ombudsman criticised Leeds Health Authority for failing to provide long term care. The ombudsman, Mr William Reid, made the case the subject of a special report because of the wider public interest about the responsibilities of health authorities for such patients and variations in the interpretation of their obligations under the law. His report has gone to the secretary of state for health, Virginia Bottomley, who has to …

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