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Why such a fuss about centre of excellence?
1:18pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Letters
NO ONE complains when they're sent with heart failure to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
No one complains when the consultant says you've got a brain tumour and you're off to Walton.
And no one bats an eyelid if their sick child is referred to Alder Hey.
So why, when the NHS wants to set up a similar centre of excellence but for vascular surgery at the Countess of Chester Hospital, is there such tremendous fuss? (Wirral Globe, August 8).
As I write, my family are experiencing outstanding care at Arrowe Park Hospital of the type that is rightly delivered as close to home as possible.
However, we can't expect the best of everything the NHS does to be delivered on our doorstep.
With the passing years, medicine gets ever more specialised and the staff these specialisms need get scarcer and more expensive to train.
That is why I would urge those objecting to setting up a vascular surgery centre of excellence at Chester to think again. After all, if you want the best care , why would you possibly choose anywhere else?
T Ellis, Heswall.