Hospital’s financial woes revealed

Blackpool Victoria Hospital
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital ended the financial year with a deficit of £14.6 million, documents revealed.

A delay in the sale of Bispham Hospital, which had not been completed by March 31, was one key issue discussed by the hospital trust’s board of directors recently.

A recovery plan has been drafted up, though the board noted ‘difficult decisions’ will have to be made, papers show, including the increased car parking charges for patients and the public, from May 2.