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Closure hold-ups could prove costly

20th July 2010

A former high-ranking civil servant in the Department of Health has said delays to hospital closures and downgrades could prove costly to the NHS.

Mark Britnell, who now works for KPMG, said he believed the plans would be carried out but could be delayed by a year: "Elapsed time costs money. My real fear is that, whilst we're still talking about making these clinical changes, we're wasting the opportunity to produce quicker clinical benefits for patients."


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