UK Patients Face £75-Per-Night ‘Hotel’ Charge For Hospital Beds – Report – 7 October 2014

RT logoBritish patients may be asked to pay for their hospital bed and board if the UK health service’s growing financial crisis remains unaddressed, a senior health service official has warned.

The NHS confederation, a body which represents NHS providers and commissioners, warns the health service must make some very difficult decisions.

NHS Confederation chief Rob Webster suggests that coherent plans to issue charges to UK patients for hospital accommodation have not been orchestrated. But an anonymous senior NHS source has been quoted by the Independent as saying the fee for bed and board could be means-tested and would likely cost patients £75 per night.

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