NHS ferries patients from North Staffs PCT to Burton - at £20k each!

April 10, 2008 5:22 PM

Transport1_2
Today's The Sentinel reports:


"NHS managers in the Potteries needed to cut waiting lists. So they paid £10m for 10,000 minor operations at a private hospital in Burton. But they forgot to ask local people what they thought.

Now - two years and £4m later - they've still only persuaded 200 patients to travel for treatment... at a cost of £20,000 each!"

Read about the whole saga here.


Transport1_2
Today's The Sentinel reports:


"NHS managers in the Potteries needed to cut waiting lists. So they paid £10m for 10,000 minor operations at a private hospital in Burton. But they forgot to ask local people what they thought.

Now - two years and £4m later - they've still only persuaded 200 patients to travel for treatment... at a cost of £20,000 each!"

Read about the whole saga here.


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