‘Ex­tremely cost-con­scious’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Nhs Finances -

A state­ment from Kent’s four hos­pi­tal trusts said: “We are ex­tremely cost-con­scious and have in­vested only where it has been ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary to pro­vide ca­pac­ity, skills, ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise that has not been avail­able, or able to be freed up, within Kent and Med­way health and so­cial care or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“As a con­se­quence of this work, we are start­ing to design new ways of work­ing and de­liv­er­ing ser­vices that will save the NHS lo­cally mil­lions of pounds and at the same time im­prove the health and well-be­ing and lo­cal care needs for some of our most vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents for years to come.”

The state­ment added: “Ex­ter­nal con­sul­tants have been re­quired in the short­term to bring ex­per­tise, ca­pac­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence of de­liv­er­ing large-scale change pro­grammes that don’t read­ily ex­ist within ex­ist­ing teams.”

‘We are start­ing to design new ways of work­ing’

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