NHS u-turn over private hospital spend



One of Scotland’s largest health boards will start sending patients to private hospitals after rocketing demand left more than 14,000 patients languishing on waiting lists.
Cash-strapped NHS Lothian has been forced to make a u-turn on its decision to stop paying for private care in March due to budget pressures, as waiting lists for outpatient procedures have doubled in the last six months.
The figure is believed to be the highest since the waiting times scandal in 2012, when times were doctored to meet Scottish Government targets.
Lothian waiting lists are double most mainland health... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Scotsman
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