PATIENTS missing appointments has cost the trust that runs Burton’s Queen’s Hospital nearly £600,000 during the past two years.

The figure, released to the Mail following the submission of a Freedom of Information request, showed that this equated to a total of 5,850 cases where people did not notify the hospital they would not be attending their appointment.

Reported by the Burton Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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