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Derriford Hospital bosses target savings of 27m

Derriford Hospital
Bosses must meet savings and improve work practices

All departments at the biggest hospital in Devon face budget restrictions to reach a savings target of £27m.

A report says Derriford Hospital in Plymouth must make the savings without impacting on patients.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will meet on Friday to discuss the savings which will be imposed across the board.

A report to the trust board says the economic downturn and restrictions in the public sector are responsible for the need to cut costs.

Bosses have been told that not only must they reach their target savings, but improvements must be made to the way the hospital works without it impacting on patient care.

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