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Study of healthcare trusts shows hospital chaplains cost NHS 29 million

Posted by Margaret on Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011

You may have read in the Mirror that the NHS could save 18.5 million a year, if it stopped funding hospital chaplains. The NSS has been campaigning on this issue for some time. Many people dont appear to realise that the chaplains salaries come out of NHS funds; in other words, its public money, not church money. They assume that the church pays for them. With all the cuts, isnt this a saving that ought to be made?

Ill be on BBC Radio Suffolk with Rob Dunger on Sunday morning, 6th March, at around 7.20am, to talk about this. If youre not an early riser on Sundays or you dont live in Suffolk, you can listen again online through the BBC Radio Suffolk website.

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