A report on the financial future of two hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon has estimated that the Department of Health is paying £1 million a week to keep the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust afloat.
Criticising the decision to build a new hospital, whilst hiring a private firm to run another one 24 miles away, the report found:
- Management consultants had been used at "great expense to little effect", with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust spending £9 million in the last two financial years
- The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust had accumulated the highest deficit in the highest in the NHS for 2011/12, of £45.8 million
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