There are many reasons why some hospitals have shorter waiting lists than others, the most common of which is that patients do not want to be treated there. Therefore, the suggestion made cannot be good for patient care as it removes the right of the patient and their GP to choose which hospital to go to for treatment.
Surely it is more logical to provide funds for the patients to be treated at their chosen hospital?
Dr C BUCKNALL
Consultant Cardiologist & Clinical Director
Mr R SMITH
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital