SHOCK as NHS England has to spend more than £10 MILLION on FIVE YEARS of transfers to Scottish hospital beds

In the Guardian today:

A shortage of beds for severely unwell eating-disorder patients has forced the NHS to send more than 100 women from England to hospitals in Scotland for treatment since 2017.

The cost of relocating patients, which included under-18s, was more than £10m, with one patient staying more than a year in hospital, costing close to £250,000.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jun/03/patients-with-eating-disorders-sent-from-england-to-scotland-due-to-lack-of-beds?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&s=09

BBC UK, England and Scotland are not covering this story thought it clearly contradicts the latter’s regular bed shortages in Scotland reports. How is this possible? Here’s how:

4 thoughts on “SHOCK as NHS England has to spend more than £10 MILLION on FIVE YEARS of transfers to Scottish hospital beds

  1. I’m wondering if the statistics gathered have differentiated between resident of Scotland and England. Especially given the fact that – who was it now? – Willie Rennie? – used to frequently bring up Scottish mental health figures.

    If they’re not separate, maybe they should be…

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