NHS Scotland spent £20.8m using private sector hospitals

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Between March and September 2020, NHS Scotland spent more than £20.8m on using private sector hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request released by the Scottish Government.

In order to support the Scottish health service’s efforts during Covid-19, and provide a Covid-free environment for urgent elective procedures, primarily cancer, to be undertaken, the devolved administration set a national strategy to secure private sector bed capacity.

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Author: Matt Roberts, Editorial Lead
Source: National Health Executive
Published: April 9th 2021