Don’t do it again!
Thanks to Mickey for spotting this one in the Telegraph:
An NHS hospital has been penalised for treating its patients too quickly –
losing nearly Â£2.5 million, the cost of the care it provided outside an agreed
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, which finished the year Â£16.7 million in
the red, had been doing so well with waiting list targets that in one department
patients were waiting only a week to see a consultant.
But that was too fast and too costly for East Suffolk Primary Care Trusts
(PCTs), which provide the money for patient care. They had introduced a minimum
wait to manage demand, requiring patients to wait at least 122 days before
seeing a consultant.
What’s the rush fellas?August 8, 2006