Letters Debate on weekend working

The NHS working at weekends as it does during the week is a non-starter

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1866 (Published 26 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1866
  1. S Blair, surgeon1
  1. 1Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral CH49 5PE, UK
  1. delavorhouse{at}yahoo.com

For hospitals to work the same at the weekend as the rest of the week, we would need more beds, more staff in all departments, extended laboratory and diagnostic services, and so on.1 We cannot enlarge all hospitals …

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