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UK Hospitals Face a £2 Million Per Month Extra Spend This Winter Due to Fuel Price Surge

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Hospital trusts are facing "eye-watering" rises in their energy bills this coming winter and have warned that some patient care will have to be reduced to cope, according to an exclusive investigation published online today in The BMJ.

The investigation showed that a number of trusts in England are worried they will have to make stark choices on staffing levels, waiting times and care provided in order to continue operating, with energy costs predicted to be up to three times higher than a year ago.

The investigation comes as energy regulator Ofgem announced on ...