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Monk's moments: Enough is enough

I have been a consultant at Bedford Hospital for 19 years, and in that time I’ve grown rather attached to the place. The hospital serves the surrounding towns and villages over a fairly scattered rural area, with a total catchment population of nearly 300,000 people. I may be biased, but I think that our hospital is a pretty good one. Two years ago, we were awarded a three-star rating, so officially we were one of the best hospitals in the country; not only that, the books balanced. Now we face catastrophe with a projected financial deficit of nearly £16 million.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 14(4): 27–27
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