From Kingston Guardian
Kingston Hospital could be hit with more swinging cuts as the NHS faces another £6.5m reduction in spending across its services.
The savings outlined for 2012-13 are on top of this year’s £6m target and form part of a national Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) efficiency programme.
Draft plans show £3.3m of the potential identified savings will come from acute care at hospitals.
Another £650,000 will come from mental health, including the reprovision of rehabilitation units from Rose Lodge in New Malden and Fuschia ward in Tolworth Hospital.