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Emergency centre aims to end age discrimination

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:72
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    The government's “tsar” for elderly people, Professor Ian Philp, has welcomed a new emergency medicine centre at Whipps Cross University Hospital in northeast London that aims to end age discrimination by treating elderly patients on the basis of clinical need.

    Opening the £2.5m ($4.1m; €3.6m) centre last week with Sir George Alberti, the government's tsar for emergency medicine, Professor Philp said, “This care centre is definitely ahead of the game. Older people are the main users of services and we need to move away from services where they're at the margins to making sure mainstream …

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