The Gosport scandal
SIR: In Theodore Dalrymple’s article in the October issue of The Oldie, one piece of background to the Gosport hospital drama was omitted.
It was recently admitted that the syringes in use at the time could be exceptionally difficult to manage. This fact was apparently kept tightly under wraps for a long time, as it might have reflected badly on NHS providers. Tessa Bloodworth, Gosport