Channel 4 Dispatches programme filmed at York Hospital airing tonight

Channel 4 programme filmed at York Hospital airing tonight

Channel 4 programme filmed at York Hospital airing tonight

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A CHANNEL 4 programme filmed in York Hospital is tonight expected to focus on the financial penalties and payments affecting Accident and Emergency departments.

The Dispatches programme, A&E’s Missing Millions was filmed in York Hospital during a busy period in December at the time of a norovirus outbreak. It will show the experiences of staff and patients over a 24-hour period.

The programme is due to look at the cost and consequence of financial penalties imposed on hospitals when government targets to treat emergency cases are missed.

This includes the policy of non-payment if a patient is readmitted within 30 days of being discharged – which has amounted to £1 million being held from Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) since April 2013, the CCG said.

Among other tariffs, it is also expected to look at the nationally set 30 per cent limit on how much money hospitals get for emergency admissions.

In order to discourage over-reliance on A&E, once hospitals reach a set number of emergency admissions they only get 30 per cent of the full cost of treating the patient thereafter.

This is forecast to amount to £3.5 million withheld from Vale of York CCG in 2013/14, the CCG said.

A spokesperson for the Vale of York CCG said: “The CCG cannot comment on national policies regarding penalties, nor can it comment on nationally set targets.

“It can confirm that the CCG is working closely with the hospital trust on approaches to improving patient flow, reducing pre-A&E activity and with other partners to facilitate the discharge of patients.”

Dispatches will be shown at 8pm tonight.

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1:44pm Mon 17 Feb 14

asd says...

Should be titled ' policies to privatise NHS '
Should be titled ' policies to privatise NHS ' asd
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7:11am Tue 18 Feb 14

mortandindi says...

They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood"
They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood" mortandindi
  • Score: -5

9:16am Tue 18 Feb 14

old_geezer says...

New Labour relied too much on targets. The Coalition said they'd learnt, but patently not. Targets do have a place, of course, but institutions should be inspected and evaluated by people with experience.

There will always be a tendency to meet targets regardless of other consequences.
New Labour relied too much on targets. The Coalition said they'd learnt, but patently not. Targets do have a place, of course, but institutions should be inspected and evaluated by people with experience. There will always be a tendency to meet targets regardless of other consequences. old_geezer
  • Score: 1

10:52am Tue 18 Feb 14

redchick says...

Nice to see Patrick crowley squirm when being interviewed about the deficit. Funny he never mentioned his £30,000 pay rise that he felt he needed!
Nice to see Patrick crowley squirm when being interviewed about the deficit. Funny he never mentioned his £30,000 pay rise that he felt he needed! redchick
  • Score: 6

2:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

redchick says...

mortandindi wrote:
They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood"
Crikey...how mamy times have you been in hospital? How many health problems do you have...It's difficult to diagnose hypochondria...
[quote][p][bold]mortandindi[/bold] wrote: They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood"[/p][/quote]Crikey...how mamy times have you been in hospital? How many health problems do you have...It's difficult to diagnose hypochondria... redchick
  • Score: -2

5:01pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mortandindi says...

redchick wrote:
mortandindi wrote:
They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood"
Crikey...how mamy times have you been in hospital? How many health problems do you have...It's difficult to diagnose hypochondria...
A broken leg diagnosed as a torn Hamstring, nearly lost a kidney due to the use of masking drugs, broken shoulder that took nearly 18 months to put right as A&E forgot to send communication to another department, burn the place down and start again!!!!
[quote][p][bold]redchick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mortandindi[/bold] wrote: They should concentrate on the amount of mis-diagnosis in that **** hospital its beyond a joke. I personally have been mis-diagnosed three times over the last few years. I think its time to recruit better staff and get rid of all the "deadwood"[/p][/quote]Crikey...how mamy times have you been in hospital? How many health problems do you have...It's difficult to diagnose hypochondria...[/p][/quote]A broken leg diagnosed as a torn Hamstring, nearly lost a kidney due to the use of masking drugs, broken shoulder that took nearly 18 months to put right as A&E forgot to send communication to another department, burn the place down and start again!!!! mortandindi
  • Score: 1

5:40pm Tue 18 Feb 14

wildthing666 says...

Been in there once, spent all night waiting to be seen, the ambulance crew stays with the patient until they are admitted to a cubicle this is where the penalty's are been IMO wrongly grabbed by the government. This bunch of LTB's haven't learnt a thing from the last lot of LTB's.
Been in there once, spent all night waiting to be seen, the ambulance crew stays with the patient until they are admitted to a cubicle this is where the penalty's are been IMO wrongly grabbed by the government. This bunch of LTB's haven't learnt a thing from the last lot of LTB's. wildthing666
  • Score: 0

5:54am Sat 22 Feb 14

anistasia says...

The specialist and other front line workers in this program told it how it is.they should know now hope the government takes notice and does something about it.again ministers sat in an office making decisions without any knowledge or first hand on the job experience.
The specialist and other front line workers in this program told it how it is.they should know now hope the government takes notice and does something about it.again ministers sat in an office making decisions without any knowledge or first hand on the job experience. anistasia
  • Score: 1

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