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West's health trusts' debts eased
Health trusts in the West are being given millions of pounds to help pay off their debts.

The money has come from the government via NHS South West.

Wiltshire PCT's 20m debt is being wiped out as a reward for making about 8m savings and reinvesting in neighbourhood community nurses.

Anne Kennedy, from the PCT, said: "Prior to these teams being developed, the service stopped at 5pm. We're now providing a service up to 10pm."

North Somerset NHS PCT will receive 12m, leaving it with a 5m black hole.



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