Hospital accused of losing pounds 300,000: Correction

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Barnet General Hospital

In our edition of 13 November we carried a story headlined Hospital accused of losing pounds 300,000, referring to . We should have made it clear in that story that managers at the hospital strenuously denied that pounds 300,000 had been lost and that they said this figure was an estimate based on the total amount of money that might have been claimed from the local authority over a 17-year period had the local authority agreed to make a payment for the use of the hospital mortuary for coroners' postmortems. In the event, when the local authority was approached, they said they would move postmortems to their own mortuary rather than pay a charge.