by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS
I was delighted by the news that the National Paediatric Surgery Reviews has opted for option B which means that University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) in partnership with Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust will continue to deliver first class quality service for children with heart disease in the South of England (1). In a statement by the Chief Executive of UHSFT, he acknowledge that in the future, there will no doubt be more national reviews of services and we need to keep quality at the centre of the way we shape, guide and decide location.
Whilst this is a well fought battle argued essentially on quality of and expansion of current provision, it is important that the Trust continue to provide quality clinical leadership which will result in excellent care for children with heart disease in the South of England. According to Mr Hackett, the support from across the country has been overwhelming.
I personally have no doubt that this will continue to be so.