Hospital closure: Phoenix, Hydra or Titanic?

Tim Dunne (Tim Dunne is Senior Consultant at the Salomons Centre, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells)
Sharon Davis (Sharon Davis is Chief Speech and Language Therapist, Forest Healthcare Trust, Walthamstow, London)

Health Manpower Management

ISSN: 0955-2065

Publication date: 1 April 1996


Very little has been published about the effects of hospital closure in terms of the service, financial or management issues of the process. Attempts through a case‐study format to redress the balance and as such represents the reflections of practitioners who have recently undergone the experience of hospital closure and the often neglected issues arising both during and after the process.



Dunne, T. and Davis, S. (1996), "Hospital closure: Phoenix, Hydra or Titanic?", Health Manpower Management, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 12-16.

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