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Letters Sledging injuries

Sledges are snow joke

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 05 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f700
  1. Alice E Clarke, foundation year 1 doctor1,
  2. Christopher Anderson, foundation year 1 doctor1,
  3. Michael Wall, STR 7 vascular surgeon1,
  4. David Robinson, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1,
  5. Steven Thrush, consultant breast surgeon1
  1. 1Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester WR5 1DD, UK
  1. aec623{at}

The recent snow fall seriously affected the running of our general hospital service. Difficulties of staff, patients, and provisions getting to the hospital led to cancelled operations, high clinic non-attendance rates, and problems with staffing in the clinical and support settings. …

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