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NHS Reorganisation To Cost Barnsley £18 Million

Monday December 19 2011


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A GOVERNMENT-ordered reorganisation of the NHS in Barnsley is to cost the town £18 million in a move which has caused wholesale criticism.

The nationwide NHS reorganisation has a price tag of £17,942,169 for Barnsley - money which could have been spent on hospital beds, nurse’s salaries and medication.

Dan Jarvis MP said: “This is totally indefensible and people in Barnsley will be appalled.

“I am deeply concerned about the impact this is going to have on patient care in Barnsley. I want the government doing all they can to help patients in Barnsley who are desperately in need of first class care. That is far more important than a non-essential, massively expensive, reorganisation, for which there is no democratic mandate.”

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Reply Posted by Tomiecowdell on Tuesday December 20 2011 at 14:59
mmakes you wonder doesnt it???, strange how Barnsley council like other councils have been forced to cut millions of pounds from their annual spending budget and has had to reduce its workforce, bit weird how we are in a cash strapped society thats just come out of a recession, and how the euro is costing us millions a day, pensions are being reviewed to save money but yet this government insists on wasting money our country can ill afford on a stupid reorganisation of our hospital which to be honest is not needed and undoubtably will cause a rollercoaster of problems along the way. Think this government has its prioritys all wrong, has not got a clue how to manage our economy and to be quite honest is benefitting the higher classes while us working class suffer!!! Cant wait for the general election, hopefully we will use our vote correctly this time and not elect such a misorganised party or their little lap dogs

Reply Posted by Isthathall on Tuesday December 20 2011 at 16:26
I totally agree! I have just been in barnsley hospital and the night shift was stressful for just two nurses that had to tend all patients. One of the two nurses was abused by a patient but those nurses were fantastic. We need to do all we can to support our nurses.

Reply Posted by Kathy-1964 on Wednesday December 21 2011 at 06:47
Thing is it is happening all over the country - not just Barnsley. This re-organisation is being foisted onto us by Andrew lansley - The 7 NHS Strategic Health Boards are being cut to just 2 and then every NHS Trust will have a GP Consortium set up (which is over 100) so instead of paying salaries for just a handful of people in the 7 boards now they are paying GP's who are already on £80 - 150,000/annum salaries another 'salary' for sitting on these GP Consortia!!!!! Spending money out of the NHS trusts who can ill afford to lose it. Just a point too - the SHB's were set up to bring together the local Care Trusts to manage care in the community and to ensure that there were available beds in hospitals as well as cutting waiting times down form may be 1 or 2 years to 18 weeks. Which they achieved successfully and were value for money - they took the power away from regional gp consortia so that people could get care in any hospital in the country - who knows what will happen next - possibly the privatisation of the NHS and everyone payong for their hospital, GP and community care - I hate the TORY TRASH - They decimated Barnsley during the 80's after the miners strike now they just want a country for immigrants and rich people.

Reply Posted by Kathy-1964 on Wednesday December 21 2011 at 06:47
Thing is it is happening all over the country - not just Barnsley. This re-organisation is being foisted onto us by Andrew lansley - The 7 NHS Strategic Health Boards are being cut to just 2 and then every NHS Trust will have a GP Consortium set up (which is over 100) so instead of paying salaries for just a handful of people in the 7 boards now they are paying GP's who are already on £80 - 150,000/annum salaries another 'salary' for sitting on these GP Consortia!!!!! Spending money out of the NHS trusts who can ill afford to lose it. Just a point too - the SHB's were set up to bring together the local Care Trusts to manage care in the community and to ensure that there were available beds in hospitals as well as cutting waiting times down form may be 1 or 2 years to 18 weeks. Which they achieved successfully and were value for money - they took the power away from regional gp consortia so that people could get care in any hospital in the country - who knows what will happen next - possibly the privatisation of the NHS and everyone payong for their hospital, GP and community care - I hate the TORY TRASH - They decimated Barnsley during the 80's after the miners strike now they just want a country for immigrants and rich people.