Spot the difference? Mid Staffs ‘independent’ administrators

17 Apr


Today was a fateful day for the people of Stafford and Cannock fighting to save their hospitals. Monitor, backed by a rushed-through piece of Parliamentary legislation, declared Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust (MSFT) bankrupt and appointed an ‘independent’ team of “Trust special administrators” to take charge of the Trust until ‘a final decision is reached‘ about how their services are to be ‘reconfigured’ to solve ‘problems’ at the Trust that supposedly can’t be resolved except by breaking them up.

It just doesn’t add up..

The decision that the Trust is financially unsustainable is deeply suspect. I’ve already written about the fact that the Trust made a financial recovery plan that was agreed by both Monitor and the Dept of Health.

As a recently-released Trust document confirms, the Trust is £41,000 ahead of its ‘income vs expenditure’ target according to the 2012 plan. Not only this, but the Trust’s…

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