Thursday, 11 February 2016
Hospital Trust Deficits
Barts Hospital Trust is making the headlines as having the worst financial deficit in the UK, but I notice the North West London Hospitals Trust (NWLHT) comes not far behind. NWLHT run Central Middlesex hospital covering southern Brent. It sounds like the sheer scale of the cash crisis may all sorts of knock on effects. The Guardian article above talks about suppliers not being paid. The last time there were serious difficulties in the Trust, Brent Council complained bitterly that the Hospital was "cost shunting" _ trying to shift patients on to local authorities for financial rather than medical reasons.