A difficult year comes to an end. For the first time in more than a decade we are ending a year with fewer staff than with we started. Many factors beyond our control can influence the start, progress and completion of projects, and thus the number of patient visits we can accomplish. We are working on finding more stable funding sources that can compensate for the ups and downs of study work.
I would like to thank all that contributed to bridging this gap by reducing expenditure, working shorter hours, taking unpaid leave, or helping by other means. It looks like next year will be busier so we can hopefully return to full capacity soon.
I wish you all a happy festive season. Keep safe.
Prof Andreas Diacon