Treasury curbs on NHS capital spending at ‘crisis point’

Treasury restrictions on how much hospitals in England can spend on capital projects are forcing some to put off developments crucial for patient safety. Leaders of the health sector have claimed that there is the money available for these improvements.

NHS providers-hospital, mental health, community and ambulance trusts-claim that years of austerity has caused them to now withhold from buying new scanners and ambulances, replacing old wards and even repairing damaged and leaking roofs-a “crisis point”.

Full article in Financial Times, 9 July 2019