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One hospital trust in five is struggling for survival

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/10/2011

Jeremy Laurance

At least 20 NHS trusts, including 17 major hospitals, are not fit for purpose in their current form and must either close, merge or risk becoming an indefinite drain on the public purse.

Overall, one in five NHS hospitals is struggling to survive in the tough economic climate, according to an analysis by a government watchdog.

Up to a further 30 trusts are facing severe financial difficulties that make it unlikely they will achieve foundation status, giving them independent control of their futures, in line with the Government's ambition for all NHS trusts by 2014. The grim report by the National Audit Office (NAO) spells out for the first time the depth of the crisis in the NHS, which is struggling to maintain too many hospitals in the wrong places with the wrong specialties serving the wrong populations.

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"One hospital trust in five is struggling for survival", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2011. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/one-hospital-trust-in-five-is-struggling-for-survival