As the family of somebody who has been in the unbelievable position of having to appeal to Hounslow PCT for exceptional funding for a life-saving drug, we have been amazed that somehow finances have been found to rebrand this organisation as NHS Hounslow.
Recent reports have shown Hounslow PCT to be one of the worst in the country for granting appeals for exceptional funding for life-saving treatments due to the cost.
It is also one of the 12 worst PCTs in the UK for repeatedly mismanaging its budget.
How on earth have they managed to come up with the funds required to now call themselves NHS Hounslow?
Are they trying to disassociate themselves from the bad reputation that Hounslow PCT gained and hope that people won't notice?
I am sure the residents of Hounslow and the surrounding area are happy in the knowledge that should they ever require drugs to save the life of themselves or someone close to them, they have virtually no chance of being prescribed them, but at least their local administrative body that would make this decision has a lovely new name and logo.
SALLY ROBINSON (Sister of Jenny Robinson)