Source: The Guardian 25th August 2012
Date of publication: August 2012
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: One of Britain’s leading surgeons has spoken out against the “chronic underfunding” of post-surgical care services in the NHS, which is leaving stroke victims and head injury patients at serious risk of failing to recover. Jake Timothy, a neurosurgeon based at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, has said the erosion of physiotherapy, nursing care and occupational therapy positions was directly affecting recovery times and leaving patients’ quality of life at risk.
Length of publication: 1 page