Our Hospital consultant (FOI)
Our Hospital consultant (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
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My question concerns Prof Ashok Handa and his experience to be associated with the new hospital project.
When Prof Handa was appointed, it was stated that he had been involved in the clinical design of hospital developments in the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, Sussex, and the new Cancer Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Could you please give more specific details? What exactly was his title on the respective project teams and how involved was he? Did he just attend meetings or did he complete the actual design?
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