The clinicians' views

BOTH the oral and maxillofacial consultants at Ipswich Hospital, Huw Davies and Lynne Fryer, have bravely spoken out about their concerns, despite being told by Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) to keep tight-lipped about confusion over the number of patients treated at the hospital.

BOTH the oral and maxillofacial consultants at Ipswich Hospital, Huw Davies and Lynne Fryer, have bravely spoken out about their concerns, despite being told by Suffolk Primary Care Trust (PCT) to keep tight-lipped about confusion over the number of patients treated at the hospital.

Miss Fryer has even admitted if the move gets the final go-ahead she may well leave so she can continue to work at a highly regarded centre.

She said: "I've certainly considered leaving and I have been looking at other jobs, but I don't want to go.

"Patients have been very pleased with their care here, it is a great department. There is no evidence that care would be better in the specialist centres.


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"If we lose the head and neck cancer surgery we will lose staff and the department will be downgraded and it will have an affect on other services - there is no doubt about it in any clinician's mind."

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