Geoffrey H. Dalton

"geoff dalton"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (78 of 85)
Location: london


Top Reviewer Ranking: 285,000 - Total Helpful Votes: 78 of 85
From Ward to Whitehall: the Disaster at Mid Staffs&hellip by Julie Bailey
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is a must read for anyone with concerns about the NHS. The author has writen a detailed, factual and, I believe, accurate account of her experiences trying to help an ailing parent in hospital - and it is horrific!! Neither Labour nor Conservatives emerge with any credit so far in tackling a national institution employing over a million people which is quite obviously not fit for purpose. Whilst Stafford hospital is an appalling case, I am sure there are many other hospitals which are little better.

The author is quite right - only a root and branch cleanout of leadership from the very top stands any chance of changing the culture - and should be instigated… Read more
The Tigress and the Rose by Richard Low
The Tigress and the Rose by Richard Low
I enjoy history, particularly Medieval History, especially where an author is challenging conventional beliefs with immaculate research! I have always found " Fair Rosamund" an intriguing story and have often wondered about the real background to this famous mistress of Henry 11 - surely one of the most successful Kings of England. The author believes she met Henry long before he became King and was indeed the real love of his life. Certainly on her death he had a most dramatic memorial erected in her memory at Godstow Priory - something he did for no other - and maybe Eleanor of Acquitaine was right to be jealous! Richard Low did a fantastic amount of research for his "opus" and for… Read more
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour by Michael Lewis
Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour by Michael Lewis
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Another fascinating book from Michael Lewis. A scary prognosis of the future which seems to be unfolding even as we read the financial press day by day. Excellent chapters on Iceland, Greece, Ireland and the US which would be highly amusing if it were not all so serious!! I think Michael gets a bit sidetracked in the chapter on Germany which is a pity. I believe his conclusion however that we have all gotten used to living "too high off the hog" is spot on and does not bode well for the West. We are all going to have to follow the example given of the Californian fire chief if we are ever to get out of this hole we are in.

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