Important news about Tower Hamlets health service cuts.
TOWER HAMLETS IS TO EXPERIENCE ALMOST 10% REDUCTION
IN PUBLIC HEALTH GRANT FOR 2016/17
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I have just attended a public consultation to see how Tower Hamlets Health Services will be able to manage to save Five Million Pounds (yes, £5m) from their budget over this coming year, which is almost 10% of it’s current grant allocation from the Department of Health. They are trying to absorb this financial reduction with minimal disruption to current service provision.
The question is, how can they further reduce services which have already been cut to the bone. We are already in a position where vital health services are being provided by trained volunteers, so where can they go next? Do we get volunteers who are willing to pay to do the job?
The services for last year 2015/16 cost around £42m. This year they are…
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