Had a chat with a member the other night who made an interesting point: that a relative had to go to Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham for three different parts of the treatment for the same condition. Another made the point that in residential care, it was seemingly impossible to find places - even private ones, which most are nowadays - which could care for patients with both physical and mental incapacity.
Are we specialising too much in our search for the Holy Grail of "centres of excellence"? Or is this a necessary price to pay for improving the expertise of medical staff? And if the solution should be somewhere in the middle, where is the right balance?
Comments please (especially anyone from the medical profession).