Public Assistance Journal and Health and Hospital Review, June 18 1948

"The fact that administrators are deeply engaged in the work of organising the structure of the National Hospital Service in readiness for the commencement of operations in July and that this important part of the work of preparation claims a considerable degree of public interest, must not be allowed to obscure the still more important aspect of the situation, namely the nature of the objective at which the whole process of organisation is aiming and the essential purpose the new hospital service is designed to serve. The object must be, of course, to make the best possible provision for the individual patient. To create better facilities for the treatment of the sick is the aim of the new service and the administration will in the end be judged absolutely in the success achieved in this respect. There can be no other test."