Community Hospitals: the more you raise to improve them, the more rent the NHS will charge …

Sidmouth GPs are outraged about what they call the Catch 22 on community hospitals: the more the community has raised to improve the facilities, the more the commercial rent will be; so the less affordable it will be for health providers; so the owner (ie Jeremy Hunt) will be required by law to close it down and sell it off as real estate.

Meanwhile Mr Swire is delightfully rattled. Until he started to protest too much most people did not really care where his family’s £250 million income last year came from or how much tax was paid on it. Claire [Wright] is right… this one will run and run.


Robert Crick