Race war breaks out between the feuding doctors at crisis hospital: Three disturbing cases that show the precarious state of our health service (UK)

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Case One

A race row has erupted at a scandal-hit hospital where claims that up to 50 patients died as a result of alleged medical blunders were exposed by The Mail on Sunday last week.

In an unprecedented move, 24 ethnic minority consultants from the hospital have written to the two main health watchdogs, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Monitor, protesting about ‘bullying, harassment and racial discrimination’.

They say the 140 consultants at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough – of whom about 90 are white – are split ‘on racial and ethnic lines’, suggesting that a disturbing type of medical apartheid exists.

It comes as the CQC has said it is to investigate the alleged blunders at ‘high risk’ Wexham Park when it visits the hospital in the next few weeks.

And it follows the revelation that a Tory MP, who is a doctor and whose constituency is served by the hospital, said he stopped his father having an operation there ‘to save his life’.


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