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Hospitals to receive £1.8bn to implement 'seven-day' NHS

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It would have been a joke if it wasn't so tragic. The money is not enough even to cover the deficit. The NHS overspent by £930m in three months this year and is on course for an annual deficit of at least £2bn, in its worst financial crisis in a generation. Hospitals are spending more than their budgets as they struggle to cope with the “triple whammy” of growing demand for care, £2bn of unexpected staff costs and the service’s finances being the tightest for years. But 1.8b "gift" makes excellent 10 o'c News

Posted date

17 Dec 2015

Posted time

11:22am

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