Hutt 'Rewards Poor Health Management' HEALTH: Overspending Debts of Pounds 41m Written Off
Byline: TOBY MASON Political Correspondent
HOSPITALS and health authorities which have failed to balance their books have been given millions in extra cash, leaving those which kept within their budgets with nothing.
The National Assembly was accused of rewarding poor financial management as it announced yesterday that it would bail out trusts and authorities which had mismanaged their budgets.
A "clean slate" package of debt write-offs amounting to pounds 41m was hailed by Welsh Health Minister Jane Hutt as a "new start for the New Year".
The health organisations will receive the money only if they balance their books for two consecutive …
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Publication information: Article title: Hutt 'Rewards Poor Health Management' HEALTH: Overspending Debts of Pounds 41m Written Off. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: January 24, 2002. Page number: 1. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.