Letter: Depressing effect of hospital architecture

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your correspondent (report, 30 September) stated that my criticism of the architecture of a London hospital referred to Guy's. He was mistaken. In fact, he was several miles out.

I specifically did not name any particular hospital; if I had, it would have been unfair on the staff of that hospital to feel that they were being devalued for the shortcomings of the architectural establishment of 20 years ago.

I am sorry that your paper does not have the sensitivity to understand the effects of such journalistic licence on the morale of large numbers of NHS employees.

Yours faithfully,

TOM SACKVILLE

Under-Secretary of State

Department of Health

London, SW1

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