Hum­bug is the right medicine

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Opinion -

HOS­PI­TAL

bosses have axed the tra­di­tional staff Christ­mas meal this year.

Now if any­one de­serves a fes­tive treat it’s the army of doc­tors and nurses and hos­pi­tal staff who save lives and help the sick and in­jured so tire­lessly all year round.

But the trust that runs the city hos­pi­tal is fac­ing a bru­tal cost sav­ing plan and in that con­text bosses have done the only thing they could rea­son­ably do. The have made a fes­tive ges­ture by pro­vid­ing mince pies, but have other­wise slashed a £21,000 cost to just £300. And the vast ma­jor­ity of staff un­der­stand the need to do it.

It may seem like “bah hum­bug” but in the cur­rent tough fi­nan­cial cli­mate it is the right medicine.

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