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Veterans/Prime Minister visit

Asked what the Prime Minister’s view was about the state veterans found themselves in, the PMOS replied that if people looked at what the MOD had been saying and what the Surgeon General had said, they had been setting out not only their view of why it was more appropriate to treat veterans in civilian hospitals, as that was where there was a critical mass of expertise to treat such cases, but also, in terms of their overall care that was given. Of course, if people did have any complaints, they should make them known. The PMOS said that whilst he could not go into specific cases because of patient confidentiality, he said that the MOD had urgently investigated specific reports and they would give any response to families of those concerned.

Asked if there were any plans for the Prime Minister to visit the families of soldiers killed in Iraq, the PMOS replied that the Prime Minister did meet with the families of those who had died, but did so on a private basis. As people knew, he did write to each of them personally as well.

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