Letter: Health MP defends cancer test wait as 'normal'

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THE COMMENT by the spokesman for the Harold Wood Hospital in your excellent but disturbing article that the woman with a cancer scare was not at 'any additional risk compared with other clients' highlights the lamentable state of the health service and the attitudes of those supposedly working in a caring profession.

Clients? Whatever happened to patients? I'm sure it will be of little comfort to anyone seeking guidance and reassurance that the patient is being dealt with by the 'correct procedure'. The hospital authorities should be ashamed. They have forgotten that their first duty is to provide care and treatment not platitudes.

David Green

London W11