impeccable timing a leaflet announcing the Temporary changes at Queen Marys
dropped through my letterbox yesterday evening. It is graced with the emblem of the Plain English
Campaign and true enough, it is completely clear; it says the A&E will temporarily
close and my dictionary defines Temporary as effective for a time only; not
permanent. So thats OK then, surely there must be a plan for re-opening A&E?
Sadly there is not, the health authoritys chief executive, Dr. Streather, admitted
as much when questioned by the councils Health Committee on 21 October.
Maybe the leaflet is not so Plain English after all. Maybe no publicly funded
executive is capable of telling the whole truth.
The entire six page leaflet may be read with the aid of the scroll bar.