“I am not against centralising specialised services. A and E is NOT a specialised service, is it??”
Has she any idea the range of specialities which are covered in an A&E department? More to the point maybe has she paid any attention at all to what has been said about the South wales Programme hospital reorganisation?
Now whether or not you agree with the concept what is being recommended is that critical care services are condenses into fewer hospitals. There is no suggestion that A&E as a whole will be removed from any hospital. What is being talked about is the top level ‘emergency’ medicine – heart attacks, strokes, brain injuries, severe trauma.
Is Ms Jenkins seriously suggesting that none of these are ‘specialist’ services? Because if, heaven forbid, I ever needed emergency brain surgery I certainly wouldn’t want an obstetrician carrying it out.
How can reasoned arguments be made and put forward to the Health Boards. and indeed the Health Minister, that will hold water if such misinformation is being spread?