Headlines, PublicNet: 5 October, 1998

Concern has been raised that the Government might be too concerned with the numbers of hospital beds, rather than looking at the health service as a whole.

The NHS Confederation says it is important to look at how patients can best be treated, rather than ensuring hospitals are full of beds.Chief Executive, Stephen Thornton said: “Having the right kinds of beds in the right places is more important than the total number of beds. Having staff of the right quality and training is vital too.”

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