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Guy's Hospital will stop acute care

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:496
  1. J Smith

    Guy's Hospital, once the flagship of Britain's new NHS market, will stop being an acute hospital, said the secretary of state for health, Virginia Bottomley, last week. Guy's would, said Mrs Bottomley, “become a high quality health and academic campus, serving local patients' needs; training tomorrow's doctors, dentists, and nurses; and exploring the boundaries of medicine.” This was the most controversial of Mrs Bottomley's announcements that set out the shape of acute services in London while making a commitment to primary care in the capital. Acute services in the …

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