Barnsley hospital probe by watchdog

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Barnsley Hospital is being investigated by health watchdog Monitor over financial problems and long waits for patients in A&E.

The hospital has breached the national A&E quarterly target – which says 95 per cent of emergency patients should be seen within four hours – five times within an 18 month period.

Its finances have also deteriorated into the red to the tune of £2.3 million.


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