Age Concern should be congratulated for bringing such a socially important issue to the fore. Why should someone's 85-year-old grandmother not have a new hip or heart operation if it might improve or extend her life? But sadly the pot is not unlimited and never could be and we need to face up to that harsh fact.
Unfortunately it has been doctors and managers who have been making, and must go making, tough decisions while the squeamish public chooses to look the other way.
Dr T DANIELS
London W6Reuse content