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The Flight of the Black Necked Swans

The Flight of the Black Necked Swans

The story of a Chilean surgeon who escaped fascism

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Published by UK Book Publishing in Great Britain .
Written in English


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Since escaping the fascist regime in Chile in the 1970s, Milton Peña worked in the National Health Service in England for 40 years, specialising as an orthopaedic surgeon. He has campaigned tirelessly for safer patient care and in particular has called for legislation on nurse and midwife to patient ratios.

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationvii, 359
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25932904M

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Cover: Softback. Services: book cover design, PR, Print on Demand, proof-reading, typesetting; Since escaping the fascist regime in Chile in the s, Milton worked in the NHS for 40 years, specialising as an orthopaedic surgeon. The Flight Of The Black Necked Swans Milton Peña Vásquez UK Book Publishing £ | pp ISBN: This is an account of one man’s beliefs, the love of his homeland and his love of the NHS.

Starting in Chile, where he fought for the rights of the people, it goes on to his fight for the rights of staff and patients in the NHS.

Book Review: The Flight Of The Black Necked Swans Posted 16 October - This is an account of one mans beliefs, the love of his homeland and his love of the NHS.

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