A&E closure deaths: a case of manslaughter

May 2013
Mail on Sunday;5/19/2013, p101
When I was working in the front line of engineering, any questionable decision I took that resulted in accident or injury to a fellow employee would render me liable to prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive. Last week, The Mail on Sunday reported that A&E closures are costing lives, so shouldn't the accountants, consultants, Ministers and other faceless decision-makers be held responsible for their errors? The risk of prosecution for manslaughter would focus their minds wonderfully.


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