Tuesday, 15 December 2020
At 11.00am today the mostly supine governors of our great hospital will vote will doubtless go “for the merger” but in reality the statutory acquisition of the Brompton by Guys and St Thomas’s
The Brompton won’t close tomorrow, but in the middle of a pandemic why is this decision being kept so secret that even the Governors’ meeting is being held behind closed doors and away from the scrutiny of the public.
The Dame has reported on the background of the three drivers of the destruction of the hospital…Mates, Bell and Morgan.
This trio will go down in history as the public health vandals they are.
It is a tragedy…
In spite of cross-party local opposition (and disinterest from Matt Hancock) all requests to delay the decision so it can be discussed and scrutinized in public have been refused….a strange sort of democracy.
I know, Dame, you feel a great fondness for the Brompton and the shared work it does with the Marsden so today is a depressing day, made even more so by the lack of public accountability in the decision-making process.
Yours in sadness
A Friend of the Royal Brompton.
The Dame: BENDING TO THE WILL OF BELL, MATES AND MORGAN