Care overspend at city hospitals

Sheffield's Royall Hallamshire Hospital

Sheffield's Royall Hallamshire Hospital

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Spending on specialised care at Sheffield’s hospitals has spiralled over budget by millions after NHS chiefs admitted to ‘significant weaknesses’ in how funding for treatments is calculated.

Bosses at NHS England have ordered a review into the overspend - on services ranging from radiotherapy and chemotherapy to kidney dialysis and intensive care for newborns - which was over £7m in Sheffield and ran to £377m nationally in 2013-14.

The financial problems are being blamed on difficulties calculating budgets following the abolition of primary care trusts last year.

 

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