Mercury Article: Weston Hospital debt write-off and looking towards a lockdown-lite

This week saw one big problem solved, but another that kept going. The victory was the hospital, where we’ve finally got Ministers to write off over £57 million of accumulated debts from years of financial problems. It’s the final chapter in a long, long journey of fighting for funding improvements…

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The Express Comment: Ongoing restrictions could hurt NHS, warns MP ‘We need lockdown-lite’

THE NHS will be put at risk unless the UK adopts a “lockdown-lite” approach in order to kick start the economy, former Northern Ireland minister John Penrose has said – warning of the dire implications of leaving coronavirus restrictions in place too long. Mr Penrose outlined his views yesterday in…

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John Celebrates Long-Running Campaign Victory With Financial Clean Slate For Weston Hospital

John has welcomed news that the Government has written off over £57million of Weston hospital’s historic debts; a move which marks a victorious end to the long-running campaign to make the hospital sustainable for the future.   John said: “For years, Weston hospital struggled financially, with annual budget over-runs because it couldn’t…

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