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Health bosses are bent on rehab for the Montagu.

Health bosses are bent on rehab for the Montagu.

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HEALTH chiefs have been caught out, ordering a shameless “spin” exercise, to woo the public – while downgrading the Mexborough Montagu Hospital from acute care status.

A report seen by the Times orders “a programme of good news stories” to be fed to residents, via the Press, to ensure the Hospital Trust gets its way in turning the hospital into a rehab unit, while abolishing its acute wards.

Among other revelations – while the Trust attempts to cut costs – is an astonishing mass survey... to find three words to sum up its new “mission statement”!

But Town councillors slammed the spin-doctoring as “cynical”.

* READ THE FULL STORY ONLY IN THIS WEEK’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE TIMES!