Mary Dejevsky

The NHS problem that can’t be solved with money

Earlier this year, I wrote, out of a mixture of bewilderment and frustration, about my experience as a novice in-patient at what is widely regarded as one of London’s premier teaching hospitals. I had been admitted with a badly broken ankle, and the result was three stays of just a few days each over the course of a month: the first (from A&E) for an operation that didn’t happen; the second, ten days later, for an operation that did happen, and the third two weeks later after the wound became infected.  

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Mary Dejevsky
Mary Dejevsky is a writer, broadcaster, and former foreign correspondent in Moscow, Paris and Washington.

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