The Humber NHS Trust. which is responsible for the running of the East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley, is being penalised to the tune of £3,900 a day because of reduced bed numbers at its flagship hospital.
The new hospital was forced to close 18 of its 30 beds following a critical report by independent regulator the Care Quality Commission at the beginning of June.
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has notified Humber NHS Foundation Trust of an adjustment to its contract with the CCG, which equates to £3,900 a day for the 18 beds.
A spokesperson for the CCG said: “This means that the contract and level of funding reflects the number of beds currently available at the hospital to deliver patient care. When the beds are re-opened the funding paid to Humber Foundation Trust will increase accordingly.
“We are working with Humber Foundation Trust and look forward to the reopening of the beds once we have received the required assurances that a safe and sustainable service is in place for our population.”