Issue : 1998-12-17
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All right on the nightSubscription
Despite its affluent image, Greenwich is the fifth most deprived borough in London and 11th in the country. St Mary's ward, close to the Dome, is London's most deprived. Unemployment and lone-parent households are above London averages, while educational attainment is below the English average.
Expecting the unexpected: 'Major incidents are easy.'
New guidance from the Department of Health on NHS planning for major incidents offers timely advice to the Dome's organisers.
Head for figuresSubscription
Visitors to the body zone at the Dome will be able to explore the inside of a giant sculpture of two people embracing (see computer-generated image, left). The reclining figures - of indeterminate sex - will contain images and music focusing on the body. Outside will be an exploration area with interactive exhibits on topics such as nutrition, exercise and medical advances. The emphasis will be on learning but 'not preachy'.
Monitor was most impressed by the way the private Grovelands Priory Hospital dealt with our dear friend Augusto Pinochet. After all, not every bed blocker gets a blue-light London ambulance to take them home. But it did make Monitor wonder whether a similar facility was on offer to others in need of a rapid trip across the capital. After all, it can be hell to get to work some days. Alas, LAS was not very forthcoming. A rather terse statement says that making the ambulance available ...
Endemic NHS bullying likened to 'child abuse'Subscription
Faint praise for CharterSubscription
The government has given a lukewarm response to television executive Greg Dyke's recommendations for a new Patient's Charter.
On the recordSubscription
What is the first thing you do when you arrive at work?
It's a wrapSubscription