Providing intensive care

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.111a (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:111

Criticisms of situation in Birmingham are unsubstantiated

  1. Jonathan Michael,
  2. Ralph Hibbert,
  3. Jeremy Plewes
  1. Medical director Clinical director, anaesthetics and intensive therapy unit directorate Clinical director, trauma, accident and emergency, and burns and plastics directorate University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham B29 6JF

    EDITOR,—D F Bowden and D P Burke make inaccurate and unsubstantiated allegations about the organisation of intensive care beds in University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust.1 We are disappointed that they did not have the courtesy to check their facts before criticising a third party.

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust comprises two hospitals (Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital) some 2.4 km apart. Across …

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