Friday, December 02, 2005

One way health tourism

Welsh Assembly First Minister Rhodri Morgan has asked his health Minister Brian Gibbons to investigate claims that the English Royal Shrewsbury Hospital may downgrade it's A&E department serving about 50,000 Welsh people.

Why does England tolerate this Welsh health tourism when Rhodri Morgan tries to prevent English health tourism into Wales?

Visiting a GP's surgery in Barry, south Wales on Friday, Rhodri Morgan promised to stop patients travelling from England especially to obtain prescribed drugs.

2 comments:

revinkevin said...

England gives they take.

If the freeloading Welsh are so concerned why dont they offer to pay to keep the A and E opened.

wonkotsane said...

This is one of my local hospitals. I blogged about it earlier.

http://www.wonkosworld.co.uk/blog/2005/12/welsh-worries-over-english-hospital.html