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Whistleblower in Bristol case says funding was put before patients

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1387
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Stephen Bolsin, the anaesthetist who blew the whistle about serious problems with paediatric heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, claimed this week that patients were sacrificed to keep government funding He believed that the infirmary's wish to keep its designation as a specialist heart facility was a main reason for the failure to act over his concerns about poor outcomes, he told the public inquiry looking into children's heart surgery at Bristol.

    Dr Bolsin, who flew to Britain from …

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