World Gone Mad [a frequent series] #23,165: “Hospital faces fines because it is too popular – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent”

“One of Britains best hospitals is facing fines of more than £500,000 a month from April because it is too popular.The hospital, a specialist orthopaedic centre in Shropshire, has regularly topped league tables for the quality of its clinical care.But its popularity has meant it has come bottom of the league for the length of its waiting list as patients have flocked to the hospital.Now, a new Government drive to rid the NHS of excessively long waits for treatment means that hospitals will be fined £5,000 a month for each patient who has waited more than a year. The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust, which specialises in spinal surgery, has 101 patients who have waited more than a year for their operations .”

via Hospital faces fines because it is too popular – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

– Remember folks: ‘All Targets Create Sub-Optimal Outcomes’

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