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It seems it is all right for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to take patients from Newark and district to King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, to boost the coffers there and help meet targets, but the powers-that-be do not want to give us anything back.

Patient care should come first and relatives should be able to easily visit patients to help them recover.

The current situation re- minds me of when I joined a Japanese vehicle importer many years ago.

I queried why identical but opposite parts, like mirrors or front wings, would have a different price for left and right.

I was told that accountants fixed prices and that the firm probably made more of one side than the other and the lower volume would be a higher price.

Perhaps accountants are behind all these NHS cutbacks, without any emotion attached to their actions?

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