NHSrationing November 28, 2013 by David Lock comments: Trust Special Administrators have their powers clipped by the Court of Appeal in Lewisham case and government attempt to reverse this looks ineffective.
“The problem of how to tackle poor performing NHS Trusts has dogged the NHS for many years. Companies that fail can be put into liquidation, factories close down and people lose their jobs. However a failing hospital is not a factory. An overspending hospital cannot “fail” and be closed because that would leave local people without acute health services……..
A poorly performing trust can be taken over and its range of services reduced or changed to meet its ability to cope. The resistance to change in rural areas will be the greatest…..