Hospitals spend £11m on staff to hit target

The Oxford Times: Hospitals spend £11m on staff to hit target Hospitals spend £11m on staff to hit target

Hospital bosses have spent £11.4m in extra staff payments in the seven months from April to help hit waiting times.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust paid £6.5m in “additional premium payments” on bank and agency staff and £4.9m for existing staff, including weekend work.

A trust report said this is to keep up with demand and hit waiting time targets but moves are in place to recruit more permanent workers.

Latest figures – for April to November – show the trust hit 88 per cent on a key waiting target, to start treatment for at least 90 per cent of patients within 18 weeks of referral to hospital.

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8:30am Mon 27 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Well, that's easy to solve.

The Labour party have pledged to legislate to ensure that no agency/contract staff are paid less than permanent employees...

Shouldn't they also pledge the opposite?

No agency/contract/locu
m staff should be paid more than a full time employee...
Well, that's easy to solve. The Labour party have pledged to legislate to ensure that no agency/contract staff are paid less than permanent employees... Shouldn't they also pledge the opposite? No agency/contract/locu m staff should be paid more than a full time employee... Andrew:Oxford
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