It is true that we have top-sliced pounds 2.8m from our District Health Authorities for waiting-list initiatives. That is a tiny fraction of the pounds 1.4bn we invest in health care within Merseyside and Cheshire each year.
Simple arithmetic suggests that had we not top-sliced the pounds 2.8m, the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Trust would have received a maximum of pounds 200,000 in additional funding this year.
In reality, Mid Cheshire received more than pounds 500,000 of waiting-list initiative moneys, so they have gained more than twice what would have been possible under the Dunwoody formula for allocating funding.
Public Relations Manager
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